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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51060
Last updated: 5 October 2020
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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:Noordoostpolder (Lindeweg M-92 at Emmeloord), Flevoland -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Took off from RAF Waddington at 23:13 hrs for an operation to Berlin.
Believed hit by Flak causing bomb load to explode, crashed on low-lying piece of land in the Noordoostpolder.
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

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part one
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]
26-Nov-2019 09:41 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
26-Nov-2019 09:45 TigerTimon Updated [Location]

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