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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21405
Last updated: 20 August 2019
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Date:01-AUG-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk IB
Owner/operator:44 (Rhodesia) Sqn RAF
Registration: L7537
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Monchengladbach, North-Rhine Westphalia -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Lancaster B.Mk.1 L7537 "KM-L" of 44 (Rhodesia) Sqn., RAF. Delivered on Christmas Eve (December 24) 1941 as one 44 Squadron's first three Lancasters. Took off from RAF Waddington on evening of 31 July1942. Crashed near Monchengladbach on mission to attack Dusseldorf.

All 7 Crew killed:
Pilot: Flt/Sgt 778286 Norman Tetley 26 RAFVR killed.
Eng: Sgt 649535 Ernest Forman 21 RAF killed.
Obs: Sgt 778645 John MacIntyre Macmahon RAFVR killed.
Wop/AG: Sgt R/92046 Edward Byron Egan RCAF killed.
Wop/AG: Flt/Sgt 535494 Gerard Kelly 25 DFM RAF killed.
Wop/AG: Sgt 778317 Peter Rix RAFVR killed.
AG: Sgt 778828 Charley Norman Gardner 29 RAFVR killed.

All were buried in the Imperial Forest War Cemetery Kleve, North Rhine-Westphalia.

Sources:

1. Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
2. http://100548.activeboard.com/t52287612/44-squadron-august-1942-loss-of-l7537/?page=1&sort=newestFirst
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/Fiches%20d%27accidents/1942/L7537.htm]
4. http://www.sonsofdamien.co.uk/Man-Lanc%20serials.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jun-2008 20:50 JINX Added
17-Aug-2011 04:02 Uli Elch Updated [Source, Narrative]
17-Aug-2011 04:54 Uli Elch Updated [Location, Narrative]
01-Jun-2013 16:32 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
18-Aug-2013 19:58 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
27-Nov-2014 16:31 Founes Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
30-Dec-2014 18:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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