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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172590
Last updated: 2 June 2019
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Date:21-JUN-1942
Time:01:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:207 Squadron Royal Air Force (207 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5860
C/n / msn: EM-Y
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, 90 miles E of Humber Estuary, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bottesford, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Lancaster B.Mk.1 R5860 "EM- Y" of 207 Sqn,., RAF. Airborne 23:45 on 20 June 1942 from Bottesford to bomb a target in Emden. Both starboard engines failed and caught fire as the crew were returning to base. Unable to control the flames, or bring the propellors under control, the Lancaster was ditched 01:02 on 21 Jun 1942 in the North Sea, apx 90 miles E from the Humber estuary.
F/L G.A.Ings
Sgt R.Bell-Berry
F/S W.J.A.Shapter RCAF
Sgt J.E.Bellamy
Sgt J.Culley
Sgt D.R.Manser
Sgt J.W.E.Holland

All were successfully rescued unharmed/uninjured. Tragically this same crew were KIA 5/6 Aug 1942 in Lancaster R5761.

Sources:

1. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1940-1949_28.html
2. http://www.207squadron.rafinfo.org.uk/lancasters/207lancs_serial.htm
3. http://www.sonsofdamien.co.uk/Man-Lanc%20serials%20page%203.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2014 18:47 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Jun-2015 09:47 Charlie Harper Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport]
20-Jan-2018 20:28 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Destination airport]
01-Nov-2018 09:03 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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