LM593

 

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards – LM593

Date Target Notes Code Pilot Duration
1 23/06/44 L’Hey AA-N F/O Fleming 02:00
2 24/06/44 Rimeux AA-N F/O Fleming 02:55
3 27/06/44 Biennais AA-N F/O Aitken 02:55
4 05/07/44 Watten AA-N P/O Burtt 02:20
5 07/07/44 Vaires AA-N F/O Fleming 05:10
6 09/07/44 Linzeux AA-N F/O Fleming 03:35
7 10/07/44 Nucourt AA-N F/O Fleming 03:55
8 12/07/44 Vaires AA-N F/O Fleming 04:00
9 15/07/44 Chalons Sur Marne AA-N F/S Brumwell 06:30
1 17/07/44 Vaires AA-N F/O Fleming 01:30
10 18/07/44 Aulnoye AA-N F/S Fleming 03:50
11 18/07/44 Cagny Hit by flak 3 times AA-N F/O Fleming 02:50
12 20/07/44 Homberg AA-N F/O Fleming 03:10
13 22/07/44 Mining in the Kattegat Area AA-N F/S Barker 08:00
14 23/07/44 Kiel AA-N F/O Fleming 05:05
15 24/07/44 Stuttgart ORB records LM153 – based on a/c history it seems obvious it is in fact LM593 AA-N F/O Fleming 07:15
16 28/07/44 Stuttgart AA-N F/O Fleming 08:15
17 30/07/44 Amaye Sur Seulles AA-N F/O Wilson 03:50
18 03/08/44 L’Isle Adam Hit by flak once AA-N F/O Fleming 03:40
19 05/08/44 Bassens AA-N F/S Cooper 08:00
20 07/08/44 Mare De Magne AA-N F/L Washer 03:30
21 08/08/44 Lucheux AA-N F/S Cooper 03:25
22 09/08/44 Fort D’Anglos AA-N F/S Cooper 02:15
23 11/08/44 Lens AA-N F/O Fleming 03:10
24 12/08/44 Brunswick AA-N F/O Fleming 04:45
25 14/08/44 Hamel AA-N F/O Fleming 03:00
26 15/08/44 The Aerodrome at St. Trond AA-N F/O Fleming 03:40
27 18/08/44 Bremen AA-N F/O Fleming 05:43
28 25/08/44 Russelsheim AA-N F/O Fleming missing
Total Op hours 118:13

 

25/08/1944 – Attack Against Russelsheim
Twenty eight aircraft took off as detailed to attack Russelsheim. Of these twenty five attacked the primary target and reported a good concentrated raid. A.A. opposition was slight, but enemy aircraft were active and one of our aircraft had two inconclusive combats. Another was unable to identify the target and jettisoned its load. A further one was caught in searchlights over the target and during evasive action lost both ailerons. This aircraft was captained by NZ424504 .F/S. O’Callaghan, E. The navigator 958564 .F/S. Hartley, R., kept the aircraft on track on the return journey even though his instruments were unserviceable and his chart lost. Two aircraft failed to return, they were captained by NZ422382 .F/O. J. Fleming and NZ421345 .F/S. Barker, R.

Lancaster Mk.I LM593 AA-N

F/O James Allan Fleming, RNZAF NZ422382 – Pilot.
F/O James Atkinson Dale, RNZAF NZ425562 – Navigator.
F/S Frank Arthur Vincent, RAFVR 1395910 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. Eric Garforth, RAFVR 2206796 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Kenneth Eric Croxon, RAFVR 1893473 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Edwin Slater, RAFVR 2210570 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Alan Raymond Bryce Stewart, 1344346 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 20:25 – Landed missing
Flight Time – Missing

Lancaster Mk.I LM593 AA-N was brought down over Germany, crashing near Neunkirchen; 38 miles North West of the target. There were no survivors. All seven crew are now buried in the Rheinberg War Cemetery.

F/O James Allan Fleming, RNZAF NZ422382 – Pilot.
Killed age 27.
Son of Thomas and Eva Fleming, of Opotiki, Auckland, New Zealand.
Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – Coll. grave 8. K. 8-10.

F/O James Atkinson Dale, RNZAF NZ425562 – Navigator.
Killed age 27.
Son of James Murray Dale and Maude Mary Dale, of Wellington City, New Zealand.
Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – Coll. grave 8. K. 8-10.

F/S Frank Arthur Vincent, RAFVR 1395910 – Air Bomber.
Killed age 21.
Son Of Arthur Edward And Muriel Ada Vincent, Of Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – Coll. grave 8. K. 8-10.
‘To our darling Frank
Treasured memories.
Mum, dad, Sister and Queenie’

Sgt. Eric Garforth, RAFVR 2206796 – Wireless Operator.
Killed age 21.
Son of Percy and Mary Garforth, of Dewsbury, Yorkshire.
Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – Coll. grave 8. K. 8-10.
‘Thy will be done’

Sgt. Kenneth Eric Croxon, RAFVR 1893473 – Flight Engineer.
Killed age 31.
Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – Coll. grave 8. K. 8-10.

Sgt. Edwin Slater, RAFVR 2210570 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Killed age 20.
Son Of Margaret Alice Slater, Of Hollinwood, Oldham, Lancashire.
Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – Joint grave 8. K. 6-7.
‘He did his duty,
His work is done.
Now I shal mourn
A loving son.’

Sgt. Alan Raymond Bryce Stewart, RAFVR 1344346 – Rear Gunner.
Killed age 23.
Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – Joint grave 8. K. 6-7.