Air Operations: (No. 460 Squadron Lancaster aircraft ED664), Germany, 29 May 1943

Lancaster ED664 was on a mission to bomb Wuppertal, Germany, during which Warrant Officer Hopwood baled out and was taken prisoner. The aircraft returned safely.

The crew members of ED664 were:

Sergeant John Carlyle Cornish (R/156778) (RCAF) (Air Gunner) Safe
Sergeant Leonard Frederick Charles Day (1433929) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer) Safe
Warrant Officer Noel Clement Hopwood (412448) (Air Gunner) PoW
Flight Sergeant David Crawford Paterson Lundie (412986) (Navigator) Safe
Sergeant Dennis Arthur Thomas (1336716) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator) Safe
Sergeant Ronald Oliver Vaughan (1388329) (RAFVR) (Pilot) Safe
Pilot Officer Charles William Ross Young (132851) (RAFVR) (Bomb Aimer) Safe

Five of these crew members were lost and one taken prisoner a few days later on 12-13 June 1943 in Lancaster W4316 which was lost during an attack on Bochum, Germany.


Department of Veterans’ Affairs World War II Nominal Roll On-Line
National Archives of Australian Files A9301 412488, 166/18/102

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