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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51060
Last updated: 12 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk III
Owner/operator:463 Sqn RAAF
Registration: JA902
C/n / msn: JO-D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Noord-Oost-Polder -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Took off from RAF Waddington at 2313.Crashed into the water which has since been reclaimed to form the Noord-Oost-Polder. Four were buried on various dates in Vollenhove (Stad Vollenhove) General Cemetery. The others have no known graves.
Flt Sgt Weatherill RAAF (KIA) Vollenhove (Stad-Vollenhove) General Cemetery
Sgt A E Cowell (KIA)Vollenhove (Stad-Vollenhove) General Cemetery
Plt Off J W Gage (KIA)Runnymede Memorial
Flt Sgt F N Looney RAAF (KIA)Vollenhove (Stad-Vollenhove) General Cemetery
Flt Sgt W D Toohey RAAF (KIA)Runnymede Memorial
Plt Off P L Symonds RAAF (KIA)Runnymede Memorial
Sgt C Hemingway RAAF (KIA)Vollenhove (Stad-Vollenhove) General Cemetery

Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1944 Page 25.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
04-Jun-2016 13:34 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Nov-2018 12:54 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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