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Last updated: 16 May 2020
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Date:17-AUG-1942
Time:02:56 LT
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: R5616
C/n / msn: EM-J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:tidal area south of the island of MandÝ - Frisian Islands -   Denmark
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bottesford, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 21:00 hrs local time for a Gardening (mine-laying) operation in the southern Baltic.
The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Major GŁnther Radusch of the Stab II./NJG 3 based at Schleswig airfield in Germany.

Only Flight Engineer Sergeant Jack Read managed to get out of the Lancaster before it crashed, and landed in his parachute in deep water at SÝnder Hoved east of MandÝ.
He had broken an ankle but managed to get up on dry land and dug into a haystack outside the dike on the south side of the island. By mid morning he was found by local people and placed on a horse drawn cart half filled with hay and brought to the Luftwaffe lookout post on the island.

Sources:

http://www.flensted.eu.com/194246.shtml
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=R5616
Nachtjagd Combat Archive Archive The Early Years part three
Google Maps


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