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1 Ground Defence School
1 Air Observers School
Central Gunnery School
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Bomber Command
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HQ No 23 Group
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2782 Defence Sqn
178 Support Unit
399 Signals Unit
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Updated: 26 Sep 12

Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial - click for information  

46% of all Bomber Command’s casualties were based in Lincolnshire

3,491 Bomber Command aircraft took off from Lincolnshire and never returned

25,000 aircrew from Bomber Command, flying from Lincolnshire, died


Support the project to erect the Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial on Canwick Hill, Lincoln, by May 2015.

The project to build a memorial to the Bomber Command in the heart of “Bomber County” is one of huge significance to both the county and its inhabitants. It recognises the enormous contribution made to the war effort by the area and its on-going relationship with the Masters of the Skies, the RAF.

For further information on the Memorial Appeal, or to make a donation, visit: lincsbombercommandmemorial.com

RAF Waddington was to lose more bomber aircraft on operations than any other Bomber Command station. Of a total 345 losses, 103 were Hampden, 15 were Manchester and 227 Lancaster.

Rod Collins has compiled a database of over 200 Lancaster Crashes and Lancaster Crash Sites in Lincolnshire. You can find it on the Rod Collins blog.

 

Bomber Command heraldic crest

Composition of Bomber Command

Bomber operations and Key dates

AOC-in-C of Bomber Command

Bomber Command Groups

Losses

No 1 Group
No 5 Group
No 12 Group
No 18 Group

No 21 Group
No 100 Group

Overview of WWII Bomber Command ops on 550 Sqn

Bomber Command History by the Ridgewell Association

Aquila Lincolnshire Aviation History: Bomber Command

Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire
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