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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 176987
Last updated: 14 August 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:61 Squadron Royal Air Force (61 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5679
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:8 km south west of Viborg -   Denmark
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Syerston, Lincolnshire, UK
Destination airport:
Shot down by German Luftwaffe during a gardening operation (laying mines).
The entire crew perished in the crash.
Pilot: Sgt. Leavis Wilson Morrison 656649 R.A.F.V.R. Age27. Killed
Fl/Eng: Sgt. Cedric Nils Coldicott 570285 R.A.F. Age 22. Killed (1)
Nav: Fl/Sgt. John Alvin Duffield R/68670 R.C.A.F. Age 21. Killed
Air/Bmr: Sgt. Alexander McGee Cormack 1290672 R.A.F.V.R. Age 34. Killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Edwin Dyson 1059428 R.A.F.V.R. Age 20. Killed
Air/Gnr: Fl/Sgt. William Young Emerslund R/92023 R.C.A.F. Age 22. Killed
Air/Gnr: Sgt. Thomas Ralph Bevan 1317942 R.A.F.V.R. Age 19. Killed


Revision history:

15-Jun-2015 11:28 gerard57 Added
03-Nov-2018 09:27 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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