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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21438
Last updated: 5 July 2020
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Date:29-AUG-1942
Time:00:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:49 Squadron Royal Air Force (49 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L7567
C/n / msn: EA-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Maasbracht, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Scampton
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Took off from RAF Scampton at 21:11 hrs local time for an operation to Nürnberg in Germany.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Siegfried Wandam of the 3./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield - (claim) near Maasbracht: 4,400m at 00:15.
Sgt Allen and Sgt Gordon were initially reported as missing, but later confirmed as being taken prisoner.
Whilst at Lamsdorf WO Allen exchanged identities with 3596814 Pte J Corkan The Border Regiment
PoW Number 14791:

Pilot: NZ/405290 Fg Off John Lowrie - RNZAF Mook War Cemetery Plot 4 Row C Collective Grave 10.
Flight Engineer: 619244 WO J Allen - PoW/Stalag 8B Teschen/Stalag 344 Lamsdorf/PoW Number 26808.
Navigator: Aus/403238 Sgt Reginald Patrick Dobson RAAF - Mook War Cemetery Plot 4 Row C Collective Grave 10.
Bomb Aimer 10609972 Sgt G H M Gordon - PoW/Stalag 8B Teschen/Stalag 344 Lamsdorf/PoW Number 26810
Wireless Operator: 1181332 Sgt Eric Albert Berrett - Mook War Cemetery Plot 4 Row C collective Grave 10.
Air Gunner: Aus/405259 Sgt William Dudley Peirce RAAF - Mook War Cemetery Plot 4 Row C Collective Grave 10.
Air Gunner: R/77146 Flt Sgt Norman Rae Mitchell RCAF - Mook War Cemetery Plot 4 Row C Collective Grave 10.

Sources:

1. Air Britain RAF Aircraft L1000 - N9999
2. http://www.lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=11047
3. http://www.49squadron.co.uk/personnel_index/detail/Lowrie_J
4. http://www.raafdb.com/view_aircraft.asp?id=1726
5. http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?disc=169401;article=4308;
6. https://netherlandsnewzealandwargraves.weebly.com/mook.html
7. https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/item2.php?SGLO=T1799
8. Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
9. Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Jun-2008 07:08 JINX Added
30-Dec-2014 22:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 09:56 Cliford Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
27-Aug-2017 10:47 TigerTimon Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2018 05:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]
17-Jul-2019 12:36 Anon. Updated [Time, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
20-May-2020 13:38 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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