Accident Avro Lancaster Mk I LL957,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50301
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Date:Wednesday 19 July 1944
Time:01:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:460 Sqn RAAF
Registration: LL957
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Roggel, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Binbrook
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 23:02 hrs for a bombing operation against the synthetic oil plant at Scholven-Buer in Germany.

Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Feldwebel Richard Richter of the 10./NJG 3, who was flying a Junkers Ju 88 G-1 from Düsseldorf airfield (Germany). The victory was achieved in co-operation with searchlights.

The crew was initially buried at Venlo. Today they rest in the Jonkerbos war cemetery (Gelderland), apart from Bomb Aimer Sergeant Ulne, who rests in Solheim (Bergen, Norway) cemetery.

Fg Off R L Carr RAAF (KIA)
Sgt W J C Cambridge (KIA)
Flt Sgt L C Leek RAAF (PoW)
Sgt R Utne RNAF (KIA)
Flt sgt E B Brown RAAF (KIA)
Sgt W D Glenn (KIA)
Sgt F Ward (KIA)

No other history to add regarding the crash, but our close friend and neighbour Lloyd Leak (Flight Sergeant) is still alive and well after being the only suvivor of this aicraft, then being taken POW. He has recently donated books to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra that he brought back from the POW camp - these were printed in English by their German captors. To this day he cannot remember how he escaped from the aircraft - he regained consciousness after parachuting to the ground. Judy Ford.


Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part three
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- Air Britain: RAF Aircraft LA100 - LZ999, published 1991

Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World war 1944 Page 334.

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
4 September 1943 EE138 460 Sqn RAAF 8 marshy ground near Stadil, Tim, Midtjylland w/o
30 August 1944 PB379 460 Sqn RAAF 0 Svensköp, Skåne w/o

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
27-Dec-2011 04:34 Uli Elch Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Dec-2011 14:29 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]
01-Apr-2012 00:44 Judy Ford Updated [Narrative]
22-Jun-2016 15:47 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
22-Jun-2016 15:58 Red Dragon Updated [Source, Narrative]
23-Oct-2018 14:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
19-Oct-2020 16:39 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
14-Feb-2021 12:37 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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