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AJ-Z "Zebra"

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AJ-Z "Zebra"

Crew

PILOT
Henry Eric MAUDSLAY
Squadron Leader

Henry Eric Maudslay
DFC

NAVIGATOR
Robert Alexander URQUHART
Flying Officer

Robert Alexander Urquhart
DFC
(RCAF)

BOMB AIMER
No Picture Available
Pilot Officer

Michael John David Fuller

FLIGHT ENGINEER
No Picture Available
Sergeant

John Marriott
DFM

WIRELESS OPERATOR
Allen Preston COTTAM
Warrant Officer

Allen Preston Cottam

FRONT GUNNER
William John TYTHERLEIGH
Flying Officer

William John Tytherleigh
DFC

REAR GUNNER
Norman Rupert BURROWS
Sergeant

Norman Rupert Burrows


Mission Notes

Departed:  21:47 (16/05/43)

  • Maudslay (AJ-Z) attacked the Eder dam between 01:30 and 02:00 (17/05/43)
  • He was the second aircraft to attack the Eder dam
  • After two failed runs he had to wait until Shannon completed his run before he attacked
  • His Upkeep overshot the Eder dam and exploded on the other side
  • The explosion is believed to have damaged the aircraft
  • AJ-Z was shot down on the return leg over Emmerich at 02:35 (17/05/43)
  • No survivors

Returned:  Did Not Return

Mission Duration:  approx 4 hours 48 minutes


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