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Salford Lancaster

A history of an RAF bomber crash in World War II, the ship’s crew and operations, and the aftermath felt by the community where the disaster struck.

On Sunday 30 July 1944 a Lancaster bomber of 106 Squadron RAF, carrying 9,000 pounds of explosives, crashed into the Manchester suburb of Salford. In Bamford’s account the crew and operations of 106 Squadron before the crash are covered in detail, as well as the response of the people of Salford to the casualties and extensive damage suddenly visited on their community.

Joe Bamford

Joe Bamford joined the RAF as an assistant air traffic controller and served at Manston and Cyprus; he later set up 'The Salford Lancaster Memorial Appeal'. John Williams joined the Army and served for nine years with the Royal Ordinance Corps. Williams has been involved with a number of local history organisations, including the Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Building at Manston. Peter Gallagher worked for British Telecom and was called up for National Service where he joined the Royal Signals Regiment in Germany.

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