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F/O A C Lockyer

F/O A C Lockyer and crew were posted to 550 Sqdn from 1654 CU w.e.f 13/03/45:

The Lockyer crew, in NG132, were shot down while on a training exercise by an intruder (Fw Rudi Morenz from 1V.NJG2), over the Humber estuary 18:00 17 Mar 1945. Theirs was the last Bomber Command aircraft to be shot down over the UK in WWII. There was only one surviver, Sgt T. Drawbridge (F/Eng).

The entry on the 550 Squadron Roll of Honour is available here.

Other information about the flight and the target available here.

As a "spare bod" Sgt T. Drawbridge went on to flew ops with a number of other crews, including the following:

Station Narrative No. 17

This narrative, included in the Station Operational Record Book, is the report interrogation of Sgt Drawbridge following the loss of NG132:

Click image Lockyer crew, Training, 17/18 Mar 1945
Interrogation of Sgt Drawbridge (sole survivor of crash)
Click image (pg. 2 of 2)