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Old 1st June 2008, 16:51
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97 Squadron at Bourn (Black Thursday)

Hi everyone I am currently in the real final stages of draft for the second volume in the War Torn Skies series this time on Cambridgeshire. I am looking for photographs of them flying or static or crashed as the case maybe of the following Lancasters:- B;ack Thursday relates to the night of 16-17th Dec 1943 the raid on Berlin, and the terrible foggy conditions bomber crews experienced upon their return.... I only have a few days left and would be delighted to hear from anybody, I have been on the 97 Sq websites and am just trawling to see if there is anything else...of course full credit and acknowledgements will be given for any photographs supplied
(1) Lancaster X-RAY JB356 Landed at Graveley
(2) Lancaster Q-QUEENIE JB963 Shot down over Berlin
(3) Lancaster T-TOMMY JB470 Landed back at Bourn
(4) Lancaster N-NAN JA908 Landed at Downham Market
(5) Lancaster P-PETER JB243 Crashed at Graveley killing 6 crew 1 survived
(6) Lancaster U-UNCLE JB712 Last crew to land safely at Bourn
(7) Lancaster B-BERTIE JB361 Landed safely no details as to where.
(8) Lancaster R-ROGER JB219 Crashed at Gransden aircraft caught fire all crew killed
(9) Lancaster F-FREDDY JB119 Crashed on edge of Bourn three crew killed
(10) Lancaster J-JIG JB659 Landed safely no details as to where
(11) Lancaster S-SUGAR JB482 Crew all baled out safely aircraft destroyed
(12) Lancaster H-HARRY JB706 Landed safely at Graveley
(13) Lancaster V-VICTOR JB671 Instruments failed but landed safely at Bourn
(14) Lancaster E-EASY JA960 Landed safely but no details as to where
(15) Lancaster G-GEORGE JA857 Landed safely no details as to where
(16) Lancaster W-WILLIAM JB299 Landed safely no details as to where.
(17) Lancaster C-CHARLIE JB117 Crashed near Graveley all 7 crew killed
(18) Lancaster Y-YORK JB531 Crew baled out aircraft destroyed
(19) Lancaster M-MOTHER JB846 First aircraft to land at Bourn
(20) Lancaster K-KING JB176 Crashed 5 crew killed 2 survived
(21) Lancaster Z-ZEBRA JB312 Landed at Bourn with some minor damage
I can be contacted on j.evenhart@ntlworld.com......
Should anyone want to know any more details on exactly what the content of this new book on Cambridgeshire is please do contact me
Kind regards Julian
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Old 1st June 2008, 22:13
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Re: 97 Squadron at Bourn (Black Thursday)

I presume you have seen this site.

http://www.firebynight.co.uk/Intro%2...0Thursday.html
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Old 2nd June 2008, 00:02
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Re: 97 Squadron at Bourn (Black Thursday)

Hi David ....I certainly have what an incredible amount of research, a truly awe inspiring website...well done to all involved in setting it up.
Cheers Julian
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