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25th Nov 2009, 23:16
On behalf of a local historian, we are seeking relatives of the aircrew of Avro Lancaster ED823 of 1661 Heavy Conversion Unit, which crashed at Halam, Nottinghamshire on 9th April 1943.

The gentleman in question is seeking information, photos, etc. The aim is eventually to erect a memorial in the village, or close to the crash site to commemorate the aircrew.

The crew were:

411919 Flight Sergeant Leonard Wentworth LEAN RAAF (Pilot) Aged 22
Son of Samuel Francis and Elsie May Lean, of Lindfield, New South Wales, Australia.

14855 Sergeant Frank DUNKIN RAAF (Flight Engineer) Aged 21
Son of George and Henrietta Dunkin, of Armidale, New South Wales, Australia.

127064 Flying Officer Edward LAMBERT (Navigator) Aged 34
Son of William and Margaret Lambert; husband of Lavinia Lambert, of Bolton.

1087359 Sergeant Henry Utley OXSPRING (Bomb Aimer) Aged 27
Son of Joseph Henry Utley Oxspring and Florence Oxspring, of Hoyland Common.

1345277 Sergeant William Shearer Lindsay GRAHAM (Wireless Operator) Aged 20
Son of Robert and May Graham, of Maryhill, Glasgow.

R/115799 Flight Sergeant Raymond David LEWIS RCAF (Air Gunner) Aged 22
Son of Bertram W. Lewis and Anna B. Lewis, of Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada.

1231524 Sergeant William George STEPHENSON (Air Gunner) Aged 21
Buried Leicester (Gilroes) Cemetery.

If you are a relative of one of the above crew members, or you have any further information, please contact either myself, Don Bryans, or Daryl Icke via our website, link is below.

Thanks in advance,

Don Bryans

Midlands Air Crash Research (http://macr.moonfruit.com/)

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