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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236219
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Date:28-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:207 Squadron Royal Air Force (207 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W4129
MSN: EM-R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea -
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 21:07 hrs local time for an operation to Kassel in Germany.
The aircraft crashed into the North Sea. Possibly, it was damaged on return by night fighter pilot Stabsfeldwebel Gerhard Herzog of the 3./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield in the Netherlands - (claim) 'Lancaster' SW Roermond at 01:10 hrs.

Four of the crew are missing in action and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=W4129
http://www.207squadron.rafinfo.org.uk/war_memorials.htm


Revision history:

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