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Last updated: 15 May 2020
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Time:02:41 claim
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:207 Squadron Royal Air Force (207 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5760
C/n / msn: EM-Y
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:missing - North Sea -
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Bottesford, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 22:46 hrs local time for an operation to Mainz in Germany.
Homeward-bound, at 02:41 hrs and over Zeeland in the Netherlands, the aircraft was attacked by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Dr. Horst Patuschka of the 7./NJG 2, who was flying a Ju 88 C-6 from Gilze-Rijen airfield.

All seven are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.


Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three

Revision history:

15-May-2020 20:15 TigerTimon Added
15-May-2020 20:16 TigerTimon Updated [Source, Narrative]

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