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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235953
Last updated: 12 May 2020
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Date:30-JUL-1942
Time:01:49 claim
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: R5737
C/n / msn: QR-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Vrizy, Ardennes département -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:59 hrs for an operation to Saarbrücken in Germany.
The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Major Kurt Holler of the Stab III./NJG 4, who was flying a Bf 110 from Juvincourt airfield.
The bomb aimer survived and was taken prisoner of war.

Sources:

http://francecrashes39-45.net/page_fiche_av.php?id=808#
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gliederungen/Nachtjagdgeschwader/NJG4.htm
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
Google Maps


Revision history:

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