The view depicted in this painting by Lincolnshire artist John Ward, is the last sight WAAF Driver Dot Smith( Nee Everett) saw of a
former 49 Sqn crew and their Lancaster EA-N for Nan which she had nicknamed "Nancy Pants" before departing from Fiskerton
on a night operation to Berlin in January 1944 and who failed to return.
The story of Sergeant (W/O) E B (Ted) Cachart and his crew is an incredible one. On their seventh op, they were driven by Dot to
their waiting 'B' flight lancaster before taking-off for Berlin. When some sixty-miles from the target, they made a 90 degree turn
and suffered a mid-air collision with another Lancaster which is now strongly believed to have been S-Sugar from the same squadron
and whose crew all perished as a result of the collision. Ted and his crew however, successfully baled out to become prisoners of war.
Five of the crew, including Ted are still alive today.