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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74570
Last updated: 1 October 2016
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Date:28-APR-1944
Time:02:15
Type:Avro Lancaster Mk III
Owner/operator:35 (Madras Presidency) Sqn RAF
Registration: ND759
C/n / msn: TL-R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Steckborn -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Graveley
Destination airport:Friedrichshafen
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.
Crew
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.

Sources:
http://www.warbird.ch/contento/Berichte/Abstürze/TG/BauerstelltBesatzungsmitglie/tabid/597/language/de-CH/Default.aspx
- 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.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-May-2010 02:39 FLYINGBROTHER1 Added
05-Sep-2011 11:40 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
08-Sep-2011 07:05 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Phase, Narrative]
26-Dec-2011 05:34 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
27-Jan-2012 13:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source]
19-Aug-2013 13:10 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
04-Jun-2015 17:48 Angel dick one Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
11-Jun-2016 16:11 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
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