Coningsby Lancaster lost on D-Day

Header image: In a moonlit night sky a Focke-Wulf Fw 190 climbs unseen in the blind spot under a Lancaster’s tail, before delivering a devastating burst of cannon fire.

A Lancaster of 97 (Pathfinder) Squadron from RAF Coningsby – now the home of the BBMF Lancaster – was amongst the first RAF casualties of D-Day, 80 years ago on 6th June 1944.


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