Accident Avro Lancaster Mk III LM465,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50398
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Date:Tuesday 13 June 1944
Time:01:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster Mk III
Owner/operator:15 Sqn RAF
Registration: LM465
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Tienray, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Mildenhall
Destination airport:
Took off from RAF Mildenhall at 23:15 hrs for a bombing operation against the Nordstern synthetic oil plant at Gelsenkirchen in Germany.

The aircraft was intercepted and shot down by night fighter pilot Unteroffizier Gustav Sarzio of the 6./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Deelen airfield; crashing 2 km SW of Meerlo in the Dutch Province of Limburg. All who died taken to Venlo., since when their remains have been reinterred in Jonkerbos War Cemetery:

Plt off C S Thompson RCAF (KIA)
Sgt M B Pelham (KIA)
WO2 R McMillan RCAF (KIA_
Flt Sgt R G Lemky RCAF (KIA)
Flt Sgt J M Trend (Evaded)
Sgt T E Stubbs (KIA)
Sgt R S Mobbs (KIA)


- Air Britain: RAF Aircraft LA100 - LZ999, published 1991

Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1944 Page 274.
Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part three

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
27-Dec-2011 03:25 Uli Elch Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Jun-2016 21:04 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Nov-2018 20:34 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
05-Oct-2020 17:58 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

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