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Narrative:Took off from RAF Graveley at 22:21. Hit either by flak or by cannon fire from a night-fighter and ditched 02:30 in the Bodensee. Sgt Brereton and Flt Sgt Foulks RAAF baled out, but the rest were unable to follow due to damage to their parachutes. WO Peter RAAF evaded immediately and it is believed the four who were interned later crossed from Switzerland into France. flt Sgt Foulks RAAF is buried in Switzerland at Vevey (St Martin's) Cemetery.
|Type:||Avro Lancaster Mk III|
|Owner/operator:||35 (Madras Presidency) Sqn RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| TL-R|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 7|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||RAF Graveley |
|Destination airport:||Friedrichshafen |
WO R G Peter RAAF (Evaded)
Sgt A S Brereton (POW)
Flt Sgt G G Foulks RAAF (KIA)
Flt Sgt N C W Davis RAAF (Interned)
Flt Sgt H T Bartle RAAF (Interned)
Sgt I Graham (Interned)
Flt Sgt D P Palmer (Interned)
* This aircraft was claimed by Oblt Wilhelm Johnen (8./NJG6) 30-60 km SW of Strasbourg at 01:31. This would be his 19th kill.
- Air Britain: RAF Aircraft NA100 - NZ999, published 1992
Royal Air Force Losses of the Second World War 1944 Page 196. http://www.aircrewremembered.com/peter-robert.html
*Luftwaffe Night Fighter Combat Claims 1939-1945.
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