ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50967
Last updated: 23 January 2017
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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.
|Type:||Avro Lancaster III|
|Owner/operator:||83 Squadron Royal Air Force |
|C/n / msn:|| OL-C|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Departure airport:||RAF Wyton|
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)
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1944 Page 66.
||Updated [Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]|