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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205353
Last updated: 1 May 2020
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Date:26-JUN-1942
Time:02:08 LT
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: R5620
C/n / msn: OL-H
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Winkelsett, Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:48 hrs for an operation to Bremen.
The aircraft was hit by heavy (schwere) Flak and crashed.
All seven rest at the Sage War Cemetery:

Pilot:403119 Plt Off James Ralph Farrow RNZAF - Sage War Cemetery 14. C. 9.
Flight Engineer:574729 Sgt Frank Charles Pearman - Sage War Cemetery 14. B. 7.
Observer:1254387 Sgt Percy Warren Barrett - Sage War Cemetery 11. A. 1.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:632245 Flt Sgt Arthur Joseph Neil DFM - Sage War Cemetery 14. C. 10.
Wireless Operator: Aus/407358 Sgt Ronald Harvey Donald Calder RAAF - Sage War Cemetery 14. C. 6.
Air Gunner:553453 Sgt Edward Corns - Sage War Cemetery 14. C. 7.
Air Gunner:548174 Sgt Arnold Bailey Norman - Sage War Cemetery - 14. C. 8.

IWM's Collection online has two images of this aircraft ( https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205210206 and https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205210207 ). The caption at the first link states that OL-H/R5620 was the only loss from the squadron on this raid. The image at the second link shows a crew member halfway through the fuselage escape hatch waving towards the camera.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=R5620
Google Maps
https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-83-squadron-at-scampton-1942-online
CWGC
RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Jan-2018 16:24 Red Dragon Added
11-Nov-2018 12:30 Nepa Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
02-Apr-2020 07:52 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
01-May-2020 17:24 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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