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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204334
Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Date:09-JUN-1942
Time:overnight
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:83 Squadron Royal Air Force (83 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5640
C/n / msn: OL-D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gartrop, Hnxe, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Scampton
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:32 hrs for an operation to Essen in Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The aircraft was hit by heavy (schwere) Flak and crashed near Hnxe 10km ESE of Wesel.
All seven crew members rest at the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery:

Pilot:993457 Flt Lt Lawrence O'Hara - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 2. C. 13.
Pilot:1153376 Flt Sgt Dennis Arthur Neave - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 2. C. 15.
Observer:959544 Flt Sgt Stanley Raymond Moore - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 2. C. 11.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1166730 Sgt Harold Frederick Power Clark - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 2. C. 14.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1381349 Sgt George Peacock Forster - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 2. C. 9.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1309490 Sgt Harold Newey - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 2. C. 12.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:934449 Sgt Russell Morris Scott - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 2. C. 10.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=R5640+
Google Maps
Bomber Command Losses 1942
CWGC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jan-2018 20:44 Red Dragon Added
29-Jun-2018 09:17 ehren69 Updated [Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
11-Nov-2018 12:28 Nepa Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Operator]
27-Apr-2020 19:43 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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