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Last updated: 25 May 2020
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Date:10-SEP-1942
Time:04:09 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: R5628
C/n / msn: EM-Q
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea some 10 kilometres southwest of Thyborøn, Midtjylland -   Denmark
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bottesford, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Operation - Gardening (mine-laying) to Silverthorn (Kattegat).

Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Unteroffizier Fritz Hobusch of the 7./NJG 2 based at Grove airfield, who was flying a Dornier Do 217 J-1.

The bodies of Flight Engineer Sgt Francis R. Carter & Wireless Operator/Air Gunner P/O Donald W. Ross RCAF washed ashore on 12 September at Bovbjerg (Lemvig) and Vrist (Harboøre).
Observer Sgt Llastair M. Cockie was found drifted ashore near Thorsminde (Ulfborg).
The three rest in Lemvig cemetery. The four others, Pilot Sgt Harold B. Einarson RCAF, Bomb Aimer Sgt George H.A. Birch, Air Gunner Sgt Arthur F.C. Kensett and Air Gunner Sgt Norman F. Smethurst have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Sources:

http://www.flensted.eu.com/194252.shtml
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
Google Maps


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