ND908

 

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards – ND908

Date Target Notes Code Pilot Duration
1 24/04/44 Karlsruhe AA-M F/S Gray 05:50
2 27/04/44 Friedrichshafen AA-M S/L Climie 07:30
3 01/05/44 Chambly AA-M F/S Megson 03:15
4 07/05/44 Chateau Bolgon Aerodrome AA-M F/S Gray 05:25
5 09/05/44 Cap Gris Nez AA-M S/L Climie 02:25
6 10/05/44 Courtrai AA-M S/L Climie 22:50
7 11/05/44 Louvain AA-M P/O Willis 03:05
8 19/05/44 Le Mans AA-M S/L Climie 04:50
9 22/05/44 Dortmund AA-M P/O Crawford 04:35
10 24/05/44 Aachen AA-M F/L Clark 03:35
11 27/05/44 Aachen AA-M F/L Fauvel Missing
Total Op hours 63:20

 

27/05/1944 – Attack Against Aachen
Thirteen aircraft were detailed to attack Aachen and eleven to attack a target at Boulogne. They all were successful in attacking their respective targets and good concentrated bombing was reported. Two aircraft attacking Aachen had combats with enemy aircraft, NZ40750 F/L. R. Berney claiming the destruction of an enemy night fighter and 170664 P/O. T. Buckley claimed strikes on a F.W. 190. There was no opposition from the Boulogne target.

Lancaster Mk.III ND908 AA-M

F/L Spencer Francis Fauvel, RNZAF NZ414971 – Pilot.
F/O Francis Henry Clark Lukey, RNZAF NZ42990 – 2nd Pilot.
F/O Frederick William Clare, RAFVR 144607 – Navigator.
F/S Maurice Isidore Joseph Fitzgerald, RAFVR 1389106/ 176576 – Air Bomber.
F/S Douglas William James Marvin, RAFVR 176037 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Kenneth Clinch, RAFVR 1288144 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Kenneth Wilfred Gower, RNZAF NZ421272 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S James Rooker Mason, RNZAF NZ421307 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:48 – Landed missing
Flight Time – Missing

Lancaster Mk.III ND908 AA-M was brought down at Poelkapelle (West-Vlaanderen) 5miles North East of Ypres and 25 miles West of Courtrai, scene of the FW .410 attacks on ND915 in the same raid. There were no survivors and all eight crew members were laid to rest at Wevelgem Communal Cemetery.

F/L Spencer Francis Fauvel, RNZAF NZ414971 – Pilot.
Killed age 21.
Son of Francis Enoch Fauvel, and of Violet Annie Fauvel, of Wellington City, New Zealand.
Buried Wevelgem Communal Cemetery, Belgium..
Grave location – Coll. grave E. 473-474. 11

F/O Francis Henry Clark Lukey, RNZAF NZ42990 – 2nd Pilot.
Killed age 23.
Son of Frederick Clark Lukey and of Ruby May Lukey (Nee Gaston), of Waikari, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Buried Wevelgem Communal Cemetery, Belgium..
Grave location – Coll. grave E. 473-474. 14

F/O Frederick William Clare, RAFVR 144607 – Navigator.
Killed age 25.
Son of James Thomas Clare and Theresa Clare; Husband of Roma Evelyn Clare, of Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex.
Buried Wevelgem Communal Cemetery, Belgium..
Grave location – Coll. grave E. 473-474. 10
‘Forever in our thoughts,
Bill dearest.
Your loving wife Roma,
Mother and dad’

P/O Maurice Isidore Joseph Fitzgerald, RAFVR 176576 – Air Bomber.
Killed age 20.
Son of Maurice and Mary Fitzgerald, of Bitterne, Southampton.
Buried Wevelgem Communal Cemetery, Belgium..
Grave location – Coll. grave E. 473-474. 12
‘Loving memories of Maurice
Our dearly beloved son
R.I.P.
Mother and father’

P/O Douglas William James Marvin, RAFVR 176037 – Wireless Operator.
Killed age 21.
Son of Horace James Marvin and Lily Mary Marvin, of Leicester.
Buried Wevelgem Communal Cemetery, Belgium..
Grave location – Coll. grave E. 473-474. 15

Sgt. Kenneth Clinch, RAFVR 1288144 – Flight Engineer.
Killed age 23.
Buried Wevelgem Communal Cemetery, Belgium..
Grave location – Coll. grave E. 473-474. 10

F/S Kenneth Wilfred Gower, RNZAF NZ421272 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Killed age 28.
Son of Algernon Carlyle Gower and Mary Bayly Gower, of Tututawa, Taranaki, New Zealand.
Buried Wevelgem Communal Cemetery, Belgium..
Grave location – Coll. grave E. 473-474. 13

F/S James Rooker Mason, RNZAF NZ421307 – Rear Gunner.
Killed age 27.
Son of Samuel Rooker Mason, and of Ada Henrietta Mason, of Wellsford, North Auckland, New Zealand.
Buried Wevelgem Communal Cemetery, Belgium..
Grave location – Coll. grave E. 473-474. 15