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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49319
Last updated: 29 July 2020
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Date:01-JAN-1945
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk III
Owner/operator:75 (NZ) Squadron Royal Air Force (75 (NZ) Sqn RAF)
Registration: ME321
C/n / msn: AA-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Vilt, gemeente Berg en Terblijt -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Mepal
Destination airport:RAF Mepal
Narrative:
Mission : Vohwinkel. Took off from RAF Mepal at 1548 hrs to bomb the railway yards. Crashed near the Dutch town of Maastricht. Seven are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, while Sgt Brennan lies in Jonkerbos War Cemetery. It is believed that Wg Cdr Newton RNZAF was engaged on his 50th operational mission.
Crew
Wg Cdr R J Newton RNZAF DFC MiD (KIA)
Plt Off R J Aitchison RNZAF (KIA)
Flt Sgt J S Hoskins (KIA)
Sgt H Samsome (KIA)
Flt Sgt A Lee (KIA)
Sgt V J Clark (KIA)
Sgt M Brennan (KIA)
Sgt L J Cook (KIA)

Sources:

http://www.nimh.nl/nl/images/1945%20sec_tcm5-7286.pdf
http://www.lancaster-archive.com
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1945 Page 26.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._75_Squadron_RAF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
08-Jan-2009 21:03 larry617 Updated
17-May-2016 16:16 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
10-Jan-2018 15:51 angels one five Updated [Operator, Source]
27-Oct-2018 19:41 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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