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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203703
Last updated: 26 July 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: R5561
C/n / msn: QR-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Niederaussem 21km WNW Cologne City Centre -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Syerston
Destination airport:
Crashed at Niederaussem 21km WNW Cologne City Centre.

Pilot:122398 Pilot Officer John Bennett Underwood - Rheinberg War Cemetery Joint grave 1. E. 19-20.
Pilot:41637 Pilot Officer Benson Usher RNZAF - Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. E. 13.
Observer:1160536 Sergeant Anthony Williamson - Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. E. 14.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:637104 Flight Sergeant Robert Gordon Fawkes - Rheinberg War Cemetery Joint grave 1. E. 17-18.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:86728 Flying Officer Peter Frederick Barlow Bluett - Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. E. 16.
Air Gunner:J/15252 Pilot Officer John Douglas Patey RCAF - Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. E. 15.
Air Gunner:R/59571 Flight Sergeant John Hamilton Charles RCAF - Rheinberg War Cemetery Joint grave 1. E. 17-18.


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Revision history:

02-Jan-2018 19:36 Red Dragon Added
29-Jun-2018 09:34 ehren69 Updated [Location, Narrative]
03-Nov-2018 09:20 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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