Always Prepared


The Avro Lancaster

Lancaster Intercom on Op's


PO. Arthur Marcus Fitzgerald

Sgt. Cyril Herbert Pratt

Sgt. Sydney James Mitchell

Sgt. William Walter George Addison

Sgt. Henry Albert Toomey

Sgt. Stephen Preston

Sgt. John Goodwin

ED627 Crash Site

Lancaster Remains

Hauptmann Ludwig Meister

Crew members photo


Durnbach War Cemetery

Durnbach Cemetery Video's



Bombed from above

The Bomb


Other information

Lancaster LM334

Lancaster LL902

Lancaster DV187

Lancaster ED583

Lancaster LM751

Members of other Crews

Contacts and Links

Guest Book



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List of the operational sorties undertaken by Lancaster ED627


The Loss Card for Lancaster ED627

 All G15 on the document means that they are dead


Reverse side of loss card

 P? 3291 - from IRCC (International Red Cross Committee), quoting German ????: 7dead - Fitzgerald, Pratt, Preston, Toomey, Goodwin + 2 unknown
 RBI 6504 - 28/8 Lanc. 5 identified + 2 unknown
 184/177-183 buried 1-9-43 Schwäbisch Hall - ??????????.


List of operations flown by PO. Fitzgerald and probably the rest of the crew.




This the telegram received by PO. Fitzgerald's father telling him that his son was killed on operations on August 28, 

Note date of telegram, November 2, some two months later.



The original Police Report about the crash of ED627 (in German)

To view an English translation of the Police Report about the crash together with location maps
 click here






The German documents and information from Germany about the aircraft lost in the Schwäbisch Hall area on this website has been supplied by Herr Dr. Müller, Archivist of  Schwäbisch Hall.

Our thanks to him for his help.