LOSS OF LANCASTER LM324
OF 460 SQUADRON RAAF
DURING AN OPERATION OVER OBERHAUSEN

 

DATE LANCASTER PILOT & CREW OPERATION/LOCATION
14/15 Jun 1943 Lancaster III, LM324, AR- F/O W J Dennett RAAF (KIA)
Sgt R E Watson (KIA)
F/O A C R Flashman RAAF (KIA)
Sgt T Williams RAAF (KIA)
Sgt E A Bogle (KIA)
P/O W E Emery RAAF (KIA)
Sgt D P Birk RRAF (KIA)
Oberhausen

 

3 aircraft from 460 Squadron RAAF were lost on 14/15 June 1943. The other two aircraft were EE167 and DV160.

Lancaster LM324 took of at 22.54 hrs from Binbrook on 14 June 1943. The aircraft crashed and all the crew were killed. They are all buried at Heverlee War Cemetery, having first been laid to rest on 16 June at St-Truiden. Sgt Birk RAAF came from Croyden in New South Wales where his father was the Revd George Philip Birk.

 


 

Subject:   460 Squadron
Date:           Wed, 3 Feb 1999 21:46:13 -0000
From:          "Tony Flashman" <flashman@flashman.worldonline.co.uk>

Dear Sir,

I wonder if you could help with any information regarding a relative of mine who flew with 460 Squadron during 1943.

His name was Flying Officer Alfred Flashman, 413079. Your roll of honour lists him as killed on the 14/6/43. The RAAF site lists him killed 15/6/43. The Uk War Graves Commision lists him killed 16/6/43?

Your list of the missions flown by 460 show one on the 14 june and one on the 16 June, but with no mention of FO Flashman.

Would you have any detail as to what may have happened and the serial and code for the aircraft that he flew.

Many thanks for any help you can give.

Yours faithfully

Tony Flashman
UK

 

The following is from John Watson's Pilots and Crews List:-

D08 Dennett W J + 14/6/43 - All KIA     4 Ops
--------------
(E) Watson R E     Watson R E   +
(B) Williams T     Williams T   +
(N) Bartlett W H   Flashman A C +
(W) Bogle A F      Bogle A F    +
(G)  Emery W E     Emery W E    +
(G)  Birk D P      Birk D P     +
           2                2

 

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Subject:    ALFRED CHARLES RONALD FLASHMAN
Date:             Sat, 27 May 2000 17:50:15 +1000
From:           Sandy Millhouse <s.mill@ezylink.net.au>

MESSAGE FOR TONY FLASHMAN

Dear Tony,

My name is Sandy Millhouse and I saw you query on the net.

Alfred Charles Ronald Flashman (known as Ron) was reported missing on Air operations frorn United Kingdom on 14th June 1943. His death was presumed by Air Ministry with effect 15th June 1943. These details I have obtained frorn Department of Defence (Air Force Office) Flying officer Alfred Charles Ronald Flashman EX 413097.

What relation is Alfred to you?. & where do you fit into the "Flashman" tree? I have his service record, and I also have details on his family.

Regards
Sandy

 


 

Subject:     A.C.R Flashman
Date:              Mon, 22 May 2000 21:42:33 +0100
From:            "Ken Chapman" <KCJC@jeep01.freeserve.co.uk>

Hello Peter,

I have copied this e.mail to you as Tony has changed his e.mail address and I wonder if you would have any other information on him. I was very surprised to see this request as I believed that there were no surviving relatives from the Flashman family and certainly not in the U.K.

I would be interested if you have any information on the crew of LM324 especially Flying Officer Dennett.

Please feel free to contact me.

Well done on an excellent site.

Regards

Ken Chapman.
U.K

---------------

Hello Tony,

I have just seen your request on the 460 home page, I note that this was last year so I hope that you have now received the answers to your request.

My reason for writing is that my uncle was Flight Engineer R.E Watson RAFVR. On Lancaster LM324.

What is your connection to the Flashman family?

I hope that you will be able to receive this e.mail and please feel free to contact me and I will tell you all the information that I have researched.

Regards

Ken Chapman.
U.K

 


 

Subject:    LM324
Date:            Mon, 26 Jun 2000 19:54:47 +0100
From:           "Ken Chapman" <KCJC@jeep01.freeserve.co.uk>

Hello Peter,

I wonder if you could help me again please, as I am interested in the book Strike and Return.Looking at the index you have listed please could you give me any information on the following.

Dennett W.J PO  - Page 78
Watson F/SGT - Page 143

I am interested to know if the above refers to R.E Watson as this was my uncle on Lancaster LM324 any information you have would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your help

Regards

Ken

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I'd like to thank "Bertie" Booth for his assistance with this home page.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"Bomber Command Losses, 1943"
by W R Chorley

 

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