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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204033
Last updated: 6 August 2019
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Date:03-JUN-1942
Time:02:30
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: R5613
C/n / msn: QR-B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4km East of Waterloo SE of Brussels -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Syerston
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Claimed by Fw Fritz Schellwat - 5/NJG1 - 4km East of Waterloo SE of Brussels (6C): 3,200m at 02:30. Aircraft crashed at le Hulpe 14km SE of Brussels. The aircraft was homebound.

Crew
Pilot:102988 Plt Off Ralph Edward Clark DFM - Brussels Town Cemtery X. 14. 2.
Pilot:41342 Sgt Stanley Holmes Lincoln RNZAF - Brussels Town Cemtery X. 14. 5.
Observer:1053543 Sgt Edward Ernest Patchett - Brussels Town Cemtery X. 14. 6.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:971310 Flt Sgt Alistair MacNab McKelvie DFM - Brussels Town Cemtery X. 14. 3.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1162656 Sgt Oliver Percy Beswick - Brussels Town Cemtery X. 14. 4.
Air Gunner:935693 Flt Sgt Norman Rhodes Hartley - Runnymede Memorial Panel 74.
Air Gunner:1212794 Sgt William Roch Griffiths - Evaded (See link below)

Sources:

https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.evasioncomete.org/fgriffiwr.html&prev=search
Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Jan-2018 18:48 Red Dragon Added
03-Nov-2018 09:22 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
29-Jan-2019 19:45 Anon. Updated [Cn]

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