CREW: Geoffrey Charles Bucknell, Leonard Barlow, Leslie Bernard Daitz, Ronald McAllister, Rodney James, George Clifford Dyke, Leslie Desmond Farmer        
        


97 Squadron Aircrew after Bourn - CONINGSBY
CAPTAIN: BUCKNELL

LANCASTER ND840 OF-J
Shot down 6th August 1944, entire crew killed except for Rodney James (see below)


CREW
Pilot: Geoffrey Charles Bucknell        
F/E: Leonard Barlow        
Nav: Leslie Bernard Daitz        
AB: Ronald McAllister        
Vis A/B: Rodney James        
W/op: George Clifford Dyke
MU/G: Leslie Desmond Farmer        


For the Rodney James Website page on this crew, see http://www.10697sqn.com/Web%20Page%20Last%20Mission.htm


Rodney James

James was the sole  survivor of the shooting down. He managed to get back to England after some amazing adventures. To see his escape and evasion report on the website set up by his son Christopher James, follow this link:
http://www.10697sqn.com/Bois%20de%20Cassan%20orb%201944.html