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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202668
Last updated: 8 June 2019
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Date:17-APR-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:44 (Rhodesia) Squadron Royal Air Force (44 (Rhodesia) Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5504
C/n / msn: KM-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Ormes (Eure) 14km WNW of Erveux -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Waddington
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shot down by Fw Ernst Bosseckert II./JG2 - Near Ormes (Eure) 14km WNW of Erveux.

Crew
Pilot: 42380 Flt Lt Reginald Robert Sandford - Beaumont-le-Roger Communal Cemetery Coll. grave 1-10.
Pilot: 80067 Plt Off Hurworth Anthony Paul Peall - Beaumont-le-Roger Communal Cemetery Coll. grave 1-10.
Observer: 104535 Fg Off Alexander Gerrie - Beaumont-le-Roger Communal Cemetery Grave 13.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 932122 Sgt George William James Hadgraft - Beaumont-le-Roger Communal Cemetery Coll. grave 1-10.
Bomb Aimer/Air Gunner:621400 Flt Sgt Leonard Law - Beaumont-le-Roger Communal Cemetery Grave 12.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 777701 Sgt Peter Johannes Venter - Beaumont-le-Roger Communal Cemetery Coll. grave 1-10.
Air Gunner: 962127 Sgt Robert Edward Wing - Beaumont-le-Roger Communal Cemetery Coll. grave 1-10.



Sources:

French Crashes 39-45
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Dec-2017 12:54 Red Dragon Added
30-Oct-2018 04:30 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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