TF2236 : Memorial to the crew of Lancaster ND820, 10 April 1944

taken 2 years ago, near to Bicker, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Memorial to the crew of Lancaster ND820, 10 April 1944
Memorial to the crew of Lancaster ND820, 10 April 1944
The aircraft of 635 Sqdn, had departed RAF Downham Market at 1058hrs on a routine cross-country training flight.
Less than 30 minutes later the aircraft suffered a catastrophic in-flight fire and crashed at high speed into Bicker Fen at 1120hrs.
All seven crew were killed:
Flt Sgt. Joseph Bernard BANNAN, age 24
Flt Sgt. Douglas James FARRANT, age
Flt Sgt. Anthoney Ivor HUNTER, age 28
WO. Roland Thornton LORD, age 25
Sgt. Reuben Horace MALTHOUSE, age 23
Sgt. John William NIXON, age 19
Flg Off. Thomas Ferguson WILSON, age 26,
Please note - This site is an official war grave and the bodies of those named on the memorial were never recovered.
Wartime aircraft crash Memorials

During the Second World War hundreds of aircrew were lost in accidents while training, landing, taking off or attempting to get back to their base with a badly damaged aircraft.
By creating this shared description and collecting them into one place I will not only pay tribute to the men who lost their lives in the line of duty but hopefully give some scale to the cost in lives.
These are just the ones who have a memorial; there are hundreds more who have no memorial or were lost at sea. They should not be forgotten. Their lives were equally precious.
In Honour of those who served and in Memory of those who fell.

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Date Taken
Monday, 8 June, 2020   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 10 June, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 22613 36794 [1m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.8751N 0:10.6786W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 2261 3679
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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