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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50275
Last updated: 2 May 2021
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Date:21-JUL-1944
Time:01:00 approx
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk III
Owner/operator:75 (NZ) Squadron Royal Air Force (75 (NZ) Sqn RAF)
Registration: PA967
MSN: AA-D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Frenkenbaan road, Ospel, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Mepal
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Took off from RAF Mepal at 23:20 hrs for a bombing operation against the Rheinpreussen synthetic oil installation at Meerbeck in Germany.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberfähnrich Gerhard Wartenborger of the 4./NJG 3, who was flying a Junkers Ju 88 G-1 from Plantlünne airfield in Germany; crashed at around 01:00 hrs in open countryside some 4 km N of Nederweert 4 km NE from the centre of Weert.

All are buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery:

Flt Sgt E Howell RNZAF (KIA)
Sgt J J Blundell (KIA)
Sgt R J Wilkinson (KIA)
Fg Off J R McGeorge (KIA)
Flt Sgt G H Redwood RNZAF (KIA)
Sgt R D McAdam (KIA)
Flt Sgt L C Hickford RNZAF (KIA)

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part three
Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1944 Page 342.
https://75nzsquadron.wordpress.com/e-howell-crew-2-6-44-%E2%80%A0/
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T3885&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=


Images:


Field into which PA967 crashed.Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
18-Aug-2013 06:25 JINX Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
25-Jun-2016 21:03 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Photo, ]
25-Jun-2016 21:04 Red Dragon Updated [Phase]
27-Oct-2018 19:45 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
22-Oct-2020 17:03 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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