JB236 took off from East Kirkby at 1650 hrs on 23rd November 1943 to take part in a raid on Berlin. The aircraft crashed onto a bombing range near Fassberg. All of the crew except for F/S Mutum and F/S Crowe were killed. F/S Mutum and F/S Crowe spent the rest of the war as POWs.
F/S Mutum managed to get a message home saying that he landed by parachute, with not even a bruise and asked that his appreciation be passed on to the manufacturers responsible.
This was the first recorded loss for 630 Squadron, since it's formation from B flight 57 squadron on 15th November 1943.
JB236 (LE-O) was a Mk III Lancaster crewed by the following:-