The Écrivélo Files

Journeys Through War-Torn Europe by Bike.

The final resting place of Admiral Prune

The aircraft took off from RAF Synerston at 18:10 hrs on 4th February 1943, their mission was to attack targets in Turin, Italy.

During the outbound journey, both port engines failed and the Lancaster crash-landed on a hill at Valsonne, a village 45 km northeast of Lyon.

Operation Record

© National Archives UK Ref Air 27/833