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Narrative:Took off from RAF Mildenhall at 23:10 hrs for a bombing operation against the Rheinpreussen synthetic oil installation at Meerbeck in Germany.
Avro Lancaster Mk I
|Owner/operator:||622 Squadron Royal Air Force (622 Sqn RAF)|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near the Voldijk, Tilburg, Noord-Brabant -
|Departure airport:||RAF Mildenhall |
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Dietrich Schmidt of the 8./NJG 1, who had taken off from Twenthe airfield at 00:34 hrs, in Bf 110 G-4 G9+AS.
The Lanc crashed at Tilburg, where five rest in the town's Gilzerbaan General Cemetery. Fg Off Montgomery RCAF lies in the Canadian of Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery, while Sgt Spencer is buried at dongen Roman Catholic Cemetery, his grave being next those of six airmen from 158 Squadron whose Halifax crashed in the May:
Flt Lt A L Smith (KIA)
Sgt R I Lewis (KIA)
Flt Sgt J J Chigwidden RAAF (KIA)
Fg Off F C Montgomery RCAF (KIA)
Flt Sgt F D Brandon (KIA)
Sgt E A O'Connor (KIA)
Sgt J Spencer (KIA)
Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part three https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T3893&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
- Air Britain: RAF Aircraft LA100 - LZ999, published 1991
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1944 Page 344.
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