Photos of 514 Squadron Aircraft

Lancasters lined up at RAF WAterbeach, Summer 1944. (IWM CL4214)

(c) IWM (CL560)

514 Sqn. Lancasters support the Army in Normandy during Operation Goodwood, July 1944 (c) IWM (CL4198)


(L) 514 Sqn. Lanc MkII en route to attack German troop positions, Normandy, July 1944
(c) IWM (CL561) 

514 Sqn. Lancaster 1944 - private source.

514 Sqn. Lancasters at Waterbeach, early 1944.  (c) IWM (CL4213)

NG142 JI-J Lancaster MkIII, Waterbeach.  The aircraft survived the war.


Line up of MkII Lancs at Waterbeach - private source.

MkII Lancaster with 4000 lb 'Cookie' HC bomb.  Such bombs, together with a mixture of 500 lb GP, 1000 MC or incendiaries constituted the usual bomb load of 514 Sqn. aircraft. (source: requested)

Lancaster JI-H NG121 with another unidentified Lancaster, believed to also be a 514 Sqn. aircraft.  The date was 30th October 1944 and the op was to Wesseling.  This photo was taken by F/O George 'Art' Wark in PD325, A2-L.  NG121 was written off after crash-landing in Belgium on 21st November 1944 after being hit by flak over Homberg.  The pilot F/O JH Tolley and his crew survived, though had to continue their tour without Sgt. WH Ellis, the rear gunner.  Sgt. Ellis baled out over enemy territory and was taken prisoner.

Unidentified Mk II Lancaster.