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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21447
Last updated: 6 August 2019
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Date:17-APR-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:97 Squadron Royal Air Force (97 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L7573
C/n / msn: OF-K
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Augsburg -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Woodhall Spa
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Airborne 1455 for daylight low-level operation. Hit by flak in target area & crash-landed, on fire. near Augsburg. Sqn Ldr Sherwood had a miraculous escape, being thrown from the Lancaster as it crashed.
Crew:
Pilot: 39132 Sqn Ldr John Seymour Sherwood DFC - Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria. PoW Number 385.
Pilot: 47486 Plt Off Alfred Thomas Webb MiD - Durnbach War Cemetery 6. G. 1.
Observer:J/5676 Fg Off Donald Stuart Reddy Hepburn RCAF - Durnbach War Cemetery 6. G. 2.
Wireless Operator: 934237 Sgt Roderic Samuel Page MiD - Durnbach War Cemetery 6. G. 3.
Air Gunner: 1180183: Sgt Arthur Meaker Cox - Durnbach War Cemetery 6. G. 4.
Air Gunner: 542756 Flt Sgt David Walter Harrington MiD - Durnbach War Cemetery 6. G. 5.
Air Gunner: 1116347 Flt Sgt Vincent Wilding - Durnbach War Cemetery Coll. grave 6. G. 7-15.

Sources:

Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
CWGC
RAF Prisoners of War


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Jun-2008 14:08 JINX Added
07-Jun-2013 13:47 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
18-Aug-2013 19:39 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source]
24-Oct-2015 07:56 Jixn Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
08-Dec-2017 13:45 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2018 15:17 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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