Lancaster Bomber at RAF Waddington

Original Silver Gelatin photograph

16 x 22 cm

Stamped to reverse ‘Passed by censor’ and ‘Copyright This photograph must not be reproduced without permission of ‘The Aeroplane.’

Unfortunately the serial number of the aeroplane is unclear. It may be RAF Waddington-based R5905 of 44 Sqn which crash landed near Madum in Denmark on 24 September 1942. The crew all survived the landing and were taken prisoner, spending the rest of the war in a PoW camp (where one died in March 1945) before returning home. Further details regarding their exploits are here. Alternatively it is R5903 also of 44 Sqn which crashed at Klosterholte on 7 October 1942 having left RAF Waddington; five of the crew survived the crash, with the two airgunners dying.