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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203929
Last updated: 6 July 2020
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Date:02-JUN-1942
Time:02:07 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:106 Squadron Royal Air Force (106 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5844
C/n / msn: ZN-D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Homberg, Duisburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Took off from RAF Coningsby at 00:45 hours on 2-6-1942 (target: Essen) as part of the second "Thousand Bomber" raid (In fact 956 aircraft took part).
The aircraft was hit by heavy (schwere) Flak of the 3./Reserve-Flak-Abteilung 394 and crashed.
All seven crew posted as MIA, later KIA:

Pilot:116145 Pilot Off John Allan Worswick DFC - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 30.E. 13.
Pilot:1312986 Sgt Robert Issac Hart - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 30. E. 12.
Observer:562271 Warrant Officer George Robson DFM - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 30. E. 11.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:48692 Pilot Officer Alfred George Bake DFM - 30. E. 15.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:981758 Sgt John Downie Brown - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 30. E. 9.
Air Gunner:524685 Sgt Thomas Ernest Hodgson - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 30. E. 10.
Air Gunner:906679 Sgt William Lewis Lambert - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 30. E. 14.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft R1000-R9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1980 page 34)
2. http://www.newmp.org.uk/article.php?categoryid=99&articleid=1413&displayorder=105
3. http://www.oldhaltonians.co.uk/pages/rememb/ROH/17.htm
4. http://www.lancaster-archive.com/lanc_unknowncrashsites.pdf
5. http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=40985
6. Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three (2019) for location and cause
7. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2047147/worswick,-john-allan/
8. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2032018/hart,-robert-isaac/
9. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2041530/robson,-george/
10. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2036674/bake,-alfred-george/
11. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2037238/brown,-john-downie/
12. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2055521/hodgson,-thomas-ernest/
13. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2056215/lambert,-william-lewis/
14. http://www.sonsofdamien.co.uk/Man-Lanc%20serials%20page%203.htm
15. http://aircrewremembered.com/worswick-john.html
16. Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jan-2018 20:54 Red Dragon Added
08-Oct-2018 20:51 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Oct-2018 20:55 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 13:04 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
22-Apr-2020 19:25 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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