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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50967
Last updated: 3 December 2016
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Date:30-JAN-1944
Time:
Type:Avro Lancaster III
Owner/operator:83 Squadron Royal Air Force
Registration: JB535
C/n / msn: OL-C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kolhorn -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wyton
Destination airport:Berlin
Narrative:
Took off from RAF Wyton at 1712. Approaching the AP at 18,000 feet, attacked from astern by a night-fighter and dived out of control. Plt Off Scatchard forced the forward escape hatch at around 5,000 feet and bailed out.His crew are buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Flt Lt Sambidge had flown 31 sorties and thus, was just beyond the half-way point of his PFF tour of duty.
Crew
Flt Lt A H J Sambidge DFC (KIA)
Plt Off H O Scatchard (POW)
Plt Off T E Wilkins (KIA)
Flt Sgt J R Maycock (KIA)
Flt Sgt J J Taylor (KIA)
Flt Sgt J B Gilbertson (KIA)
Plt Off R Cass (KIA)

Sources:
http://www.nimh.nl/nl/images/1944%20sec_tcm5-7285.pdf
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1944 Page 66.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
04-Jun-2016 21:55 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
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