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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201013
Last updated: 21 June 2020
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Date:26-JUL-1942
Time:03:46 claim
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:83 Squadron Royal Air Force (83 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5619
C/n / msn: OL-S
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea west of Bergen op Zoom, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Scampton
Destination airport:Duisburg
Narrative:
Takeoff at 00:32 hrs for an operation to Duisburg in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Leutnant Rolf Bussmann of the 9./NJG 2, who had taken off from Gilze-Rijen airfield - (claim) North Sea west of Bergen op Zoom at 03:46.
All seven are missing in action:

Pilot:48895 Plt Off Harold Hooper Whitehead - Runnymede Memorial Panel 72
2nd Pilot: Aus/405008 Sgt Ralph Alexander Wilson RAAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 113
Navigator:J/5686 Fg Off Herbert Boyd Barber RCAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 99
Wireless Operator:128672 Plt Off Jack William Corfield - Runnymede Memorial Panel 68
Wireless Operator:1100638 Sgt Ernest Arnold Rudge - Runnymede Memorial Panel 92
Air Gunner:910235 Sgt Robert Hugh Brash - Runnymede Memorial Panel 78.
Air Gunner:1326338 Sgt John McCarten - Runnymede Memorial Panel 88

Sources:

www.aircrewrembered.com
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
CWGC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Nov-2017 18:55 w.bleumink Added
20-Feb-2018 22:14 Red Dragon Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
21-Feb-2018 17:22 Red Dragon Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
11-Nov-2018 12:31 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
09-Jun-2019 18:32 Anon. Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
08-May-2020 16:45 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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