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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202671
Last updated: 2 July 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: R5510
C/n / msn: KM-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3km West of Augsburg -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Waddington
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hit by flak over the target and crashed 3km West of Augsburg. Those who died were intially buried at Augsburg. After the war they were re-interred at Durnbach War Cemetery.

Crew
65503 Fg Off A J Garwell DFM PoW Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria. PoW Number 117.
778173 Sgt L L Dando (Southern Rhodesia) PoW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 150.
39864 Flt Sgt F S Kirke RNZAF PoW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 165
646895 Flt Sgt Robert James Flux DFM - Durnbach War Cemetery Coll. grave 6. G. 7-15.
R/68396 Flt Sgt Douglas Haig McAlpine RCAF - Durnbach War Cemetery Coll. grave 6. G. 7-15.
999623 Sgt J Watson PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 186.
1168677 Sgt Ivor Edwards - Durnbach War Cemetery 6. G. 6.

Sources:

CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942
RAF Prisoners of War.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Dec-2017 13:24 Red Dragon Added
30-Oct-2018 04:29 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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