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War Memorial #583 ~ Lancaster W4270

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Hidden : 12/05/2018
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


Staunton in the Vale

 

Avro Lancaster BMk1 W4270

On the 18th of February 1943, a crew from No.61 Squadron, RAF Syerston had been on a long cross country training flight. They were diverted to land at RAF Bottesford due to operational aircraft being in the Syerston circuit. Just as the crew were coming in to land a fire broke out in the starboard inner engine. A connecting rod had broken and smashed out of the engine. They struggled around Bottesford's circuit but the fire quickly took hold and before they could get the aircraft on the ground it crashed near the village of Staunton in the Vale. The low altitude and the fact that the undercarriage and the flaps were in the landing configuration contributed to their loss of control, although it is possible that the fuel tank behind the engine exploded before they crashed.

W4270 was built at AVRO Chadderton and delivered to No. 61 Squadron in October 1942. She took part in some key operations including attacks on Kiel, Milan, Genoa, Turin, Duisburg, Berlin and Hamburg. W4270 had a total of 196 flying hours when lost.

 

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THE CACHE

 

Look at the slate tablet with the crew names on.

The cache can be found at:

N 52 58. A B C

W 000 48. D E F

Where:

A = Total letters in fourth surname

B = Total initials for seventh name

C = Total letters in seventh surname

D = Total number of the letter 'E' in second surname

E = Total of first names beginning with the letter 'J'

F = Total number of Sgts -2

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Pbapergr cbfg

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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