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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172579
Last updated: 9 June 2019
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Date:09-JUN-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:97 (The Straits Settlements) Squadron Royal Air Force (97 (The Straits Settlements) Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5495
C/n / msn: OF-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Marl, North-Rhine, Westphalia, 13 miles NE of Essen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Reportedly came down at Marl, North-Rhine, Westphalia, 13 miles North East of Essen (at approximate coordinates: 5140′N 707′E).
Crew
Pilot:1195004 Pilot Officer Mervyn Frank Hughes - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 17 Row F Grave 11.
Flight Engineer:R/86144 Sgt Harry Lawton RCAF - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 17 Row F Grave 12.
Observer:958563 Sgt Denis John Platten - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 17 Row F Grave 14.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:751722 Flt Sgt Alexander Crerar - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 17 Row F Grave 15.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1168160 Flt Sgt R Harris - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 17 Row F Joint Grave 9-10.
Air Gunner:940865 Flt Sgt Douglas Leonard Overton DFM -Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 17 Row F Grave 8.
Air Gunner:1263777 Flt Sgt Gordon Henry Mercer -Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 17 Row F
Joint Grave 9-10.

Sources:

1. http://www.aircrewremembered.com/hughes-mervyn.html
2. http://lancaster-archive.com/lanc_unknowncrashsites.pdf
3. http://www.sonsofdamien.co.uk/Man-Lanc%20serials%20page2.htm
4. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1940-1949_28.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marl,_North_Rhine-Westphalia#Second_World_War


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2014 01:44 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Jun-2015 09:46 Charlie Harper Updated [Operator]
08-Oct-2017 15:49 w.bleumink Updated [Date, Departure airport, Narrative]
13-Jan-2018 15:37 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
10-Nov-2018 22:35 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
23-May-2019 14:44 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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