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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205844
Last updated: 4 June 2019
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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: R5488
C/n / msn: QR -F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Sea 30km NW off Esbjerg -   Denmark
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Syerston
Destination airport:
Claimed by Ofw Karl Haisch 4/NJG3 - Blaavands Huk, Sea 30km off Esbjerg at 02:46. Five crew members bodies were washed ashore and buried in various Danish Cemeteries. The remaining crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Pilot:40870 Sqn Ldr Peter Wynn Mason - Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery AIII. 11. 14.
Flight Engineer:655694 Sgt Eric Knight - Runnymede Memorial Panel 87.
Observer:J/15485 Plt Off Robert Lorne Storey RCAF - Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery AIII. 11. 15.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:921664 Sgt Edward Colin Marshall - Lemvig Cemetery Grave 724.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:929523 Sgt John Walter Morton - Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery AIII. 11. 16.
Air Gunner:116808 Fg Off Robert Wallace Komiski - Runnymede Memorial Panel 67.
Air Gunner:956389 Sgt Jack Brown - Lemvig Cemetery Grave 722.


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Revision history:

08-Feb-2018 18:41 Red Dragon Added
08-Feb-2018 18:43 Red Dragon Updated [Location]
03-Nov-2018 09:12 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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