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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204822
Last updated: 1 May 2020
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Date:23-JUN-1942
Time:02:05 LT
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: R5517
C/n / msn: QR-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:between Freepsum (Krummh÷rn) and Gro▀ Midlum (Hinte); Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Syerston
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:40 hrs for an operation to Emden in Niedersachsen.
The aircraft was hit by Flak of the Marine-Flak-Abteilung 236 and crashed.
Six are buried at the Sage War Cemetery:

Pilot:C/1482 Sqn Ldr Ivor George Armour McNaughton RCAF - Sage War Cemetery 1. F. 4.
Flight Engineer:613297 Sgt John Robert Dryden - Runnymede Memorial Panel 82.
Observer: J/3766 Fg Off William Donald McCulloch RCAF - Sage War Cemetery 1. F. 5.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1058722 Sgt Colin Mellor Parker - Sage War Cemetery 1. F. 8.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1168179 Sgt Sydney Edward Bradshaw - Sage War Cemetery 1. F. 6.
Air Gunner:NZ/401440 Plt Off James Day McKeown RNZAF - Sage War Cemetery 1. F. 12.
Air Gunner:1378748 Sgt James Traynor Fallon - Sage War Cemetery 1. F. 7.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=R5517
Google Maps
Bomber Command Losses 1942
CWGC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jan-2018 16:13 Red Dragon Added
03-Nov-2018 09:23 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]
01-May-2020 11:00 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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