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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236094
Last updated: 21 February 2021
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Date:16-AUG-1942
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:106 Squadron Royal Air Force (106 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5678
C/n / msn: ZN-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Düsseldorf-Lörick -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 00:20 hrs local time for an operation to Düsseldorf.
The aircraft was hit by the 3./schwere Flak-Abteilung 407 and crashed.

All eight rest in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=R5678
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-May-2020 18:03 TigerTimon Added
21-Feb-2021 17:17 TB Updated [Other fatalities, Location]

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