Accident Avro Manchester Mk I L7388,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20237
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Date:Wednesday 3 September 1941
Time:01:24 LT
Type:Avro Manchester Mk I
Owner/operator:61 Sqn RAF
Registration: L7388
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Schönfeld Airfield, Brandenburg -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF North Luffenham
Destination airport:RAF North Luffenham
Airborne 2030 2Sep41 for mission to Berlin. W/Cdr Valentine, Sqn. CO attempted morale-boosting low-level raid by senior crew. The aircraft was coned by searchlights and hit by the 1./Reserve-Flak-Abteilung 321 (Flakgruppe Berlin-Süd) over Berlin. Gp/Cpt Barrett, the Station Commander, went along as passenger.
Pilot:W/Cdr 05208 George Engebret Valentine DSO RAF killed.
Pilot:Flt/Lt 39732 Alan Bruce Harrison DSO RAF killed.
Pax:Gp/Cpt John Francis Tufnell Barrett DSO & Bar, DFC 43 RAF killed.
Wop/AG:Sgt 749418 Ernest Edward Dowse 26 RAFVR killed.
Wop/AG:Sgt 942995 James Ernest Nicholson RAFVR killed.
AG:Sgt 401806 Walter Duncan Hamer 21 RNZAF killed.
AG:F/O 77116 Lawrence Duckworth 27 RAFVR killed.


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Revision history:

31-May-2008 02:44 JINX Added
16-Feb-2012 01:58 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Aug-2013 05:00 JINX Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2018 09:38 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
24-Mar-2020 14:26 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
05-Jul-2022 00:08 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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