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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89911
Last updated: 20 November 2017
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Type:Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:103 Sqn RAF
Registration: W4339
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Aircraft missing
Location:between Trebur and Groß Gerau, Hessen, 8 Km S of Russelsheim -   Germany
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Elsham Wolds
Destination airport:Frankfurt
Lancaster W4339 ("PM-M" of 103 Sqn, RAF) took off from RAF Elsham Wolds at 01:27 hours on the night of 2/3rd December 1942, detailed to bomb Frankfurt, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed between Trebur and Groß Gerau, Hessen, 8 Km south Russelsheim (at approximate coordinates: 49°55′30″N, 08°24′20″E)

Crew :
RAF F/O Cumming, R M Captain (Pilot)
RAF Sgt H Dyke, (Flight Engineer)
RAF Sgt T T Wilkinson, (Navigator)
RAF Sgt A M Hamilton, (Air Bomber)
RAF FO Wallace, R (Wireless Air Gunner)
RAAF 405140 Flt Sgt J W E Wilson, (Mid Upper Gunner)
RAF Flt Sgt R G Stolz-Page, (Rear Gunner)

All the crew were killed and they are buried in the Dürnbach War Cemetery, Locality Bad Tölz, Bayern, Germany. Dürnbach is a village 16 km east of Bad Tölz, a town 48 km south of München.


1. Annonces de l'Ourthe - 23/12/2010
2. W R Chorley : BCL Vol 3
3. Air Britain: RAF Aircraft W1000 - Z9999, published 1998

Revision history:

06-Feb-2011 09:18 ThW Added
07-Feb-2011 02:15 penguin832 Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Source, Narrative]
01-Sep-2011 13:13 Uli Elch Updated [Registration, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Dec-2011 15:21 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Jan-2012 08:21 Uli Elch Updated [Location, Source]
25-Jun-2012 08:41 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2013 13:08 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
10-Nov-2014 15:44 Zoom Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
31-Dec-2014 02:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
17-May-2017 17:59 Updated [Destination airport]

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