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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203926
Last updated: 13 June 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:97 (The Straits Settlements) Squadron Royal Air Force (97 (The Straits Settlements) Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5571
C/n / msn: OF-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Missing -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Lost on combat operations 2-6-1942 when took part in the second "Thousand Bomber" raid. Target: Essen. Aircraft failed to return, all seven crew lost, posted as MIA later KIA. Presumed aircraft shot down by flak/AAA over Germany

Pilot:1163584 Flt Sgt Harold Lewis Davies - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 18. B. 12.
Pilot:J/6175 Plt Off William Joseph Keough (American) RCAF - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 14. C. 3.
Observer:925439 Sgt Alan George Julian McMechan - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Coll. grave 18. B. 13-14.
Wireless Gunner/air Gunner:954732 Sgt Edmund Browne Goodwin - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Coll. grave 18. B. 13-14.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1381724 Sgt Ernest George Smith - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Coll. grave 18. B. 13-14.
Air Gunner:R/61123 Flt Sgt Ernest Herbert Coone RCAF - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 18. B. 11.
Air Gunner:629564 Sgt John Leslie Goodard - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 18. B. 10.


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft R1000-R9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1980 page 33)

Revision history:

06-Jan-2018 19:58 Red Dragon Added
08-Oct-2018 21:07 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Nov-2018 22:31 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]

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