Aeroplane Monthly 1993-05
R.Anthoine - No shots, please - we're British (11)
The smashed fuselage of the Lancaster shows the code letter X near the serial number. Note a repaired flak hole at the centre of the X, and a fresh hole below the figure 7.
A wing leading edge of Lancaster ME720, inexplicably split along the mainspar. The central petrol tank burned out.
Aerial view of the crash location of Lancaster ME720, taken by a Swiss observation aircraft at Hamikon on the morning of April 28, 1944.
The Lancaster was so badly destroyed that for a time the Swiss could not identify the type.