• Fanny Firkin II - DS842-514 Sqn A2-F, JI-F, 1668 HCU
    Fate: Scrapped, 20 March 1945, England.

    No. 514 Squadron was formed at Foulsham, Norfolk, on 1st September 1943, as a heavy-bomber squadron in No. 3 Group. Beginning operations (in November 1943) with Lancaster IIs, it gradually changed over to Lancaster Is and IIIs during the summer of 1944, and, in all, over a span of 18 months, flew 3,675 operational sorties. Its personnel won 1 DSO, 84 DFCs, 1 bar to the DFC, and 26 DFMs. Immediately before the German capitulation the squadron dropped food supplies to the starving Dutch people and, subsequently, its aircraft were busily employed on ferrying liberated POWs to England from France and Belgium.

    Below -Lancaster BII “Fanny Ferkin II” s/n DS842 of No. 514 Squadron landing at RAF Deenethorpe, base of the USAAF 401st Bomb Group, for a lecture tour of American bases, May 1944.


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