The information on this Officer was supplied by Alexander Bone, Nephew of flying Officer Bone.
Many thanks to Alex for supplying these pictures and documents. Flying Officer Alexander V Bone Pilot
of Avro Lancaster ED 427 EA-O - Oboe and Crew were lost on their Second operation with
49 Sqn to the Skoda armaments Factory at Pilsen on the evening of 16/17 April 1943.
a force of 327 Lancasters and Halifax Bombers took part in this operation.
18 Lancaster and 18 Halifax Bombers failed to return .The crews Lancaster was never found,
the assumption was that the Lancaster went down in the North Sea due to battle damage or was shot down by German night fighter.
The crew are remembered on the Runnymede memorial. Recently the crash site of a Lancaster was found in Germany.
The lancaster was found and identified by Herr Uwe Benkel. Consideration is being given to recover this aircraft.
Flying Officer Bones crew were
Sgt R.N.P. Foster F/E (Missing)
Sgt C.W. Yelland NAV (Missing)
Sgt R.C. White WAG (Missing)
Sgt R. Cope A/G (Missing)
Sgt R.J. Rooney B/A (Missing)
P/O B.E. Watt RCAF A/G (Missing)
Many Thanks to 49 Sqn for allowing use of their records