Avro Lancaster Mk. III

ND820  F2-W

635 Squadron

Crashed 10:04:44


The aircraft had taken off from Downham Market at 1058 for a training exercise.  

At 1120 it crashed at Swineshead, near Boston, Lincolnshire due to an inflight fire.

Sadly, there were no survivors.


With the exception of Flying Officer Wilson, who is buried at Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery,

all are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.



The crew were:


1388878       Flight Sergeant       D  J       FARRANT                              Pilot                                  Aged ?


1386763           Sergeant            R  H  F   MALTHOUSE                            ?                                   Aged 23


784357         Warrant Officer      R  T       LORD                                        ?                                   Aged 25


J/12709         Flying Officer         T  F       WILSON        RCAF          Bomb Aimer                           Aged 26


1007262      Flight Sergeant       J  B        BANNAN                                    ?                                   Aged 24


1358626      Flight Sergeant      A  I  G     HUNTER                                    ?                                   Aged 28


R/163358         Sergeant            J  W       NIXON           RCAF                   ?                                   Aged 19



The memorial to the crew of ND820.  The crash site is visible behind.

Photo taken 09:02:2009.

ND820 - A ND820 - B

A close-up of the memorial inscription.