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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51061
Last updated: 18 October 2019
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Date:03-JAN-1944
Time:01:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:61 Squadron Royal Air Force (61 Sqn RAF)
Registration: DV401
C/n / msn: QR-Z
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mirns -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Skellingthrope
Destination airport:Berlin
Narrative:
Mission-Berlin. Took off from RAF Skellingthorpe at at 2346. Crashed at 01:30 at Mirns (Friesland) near Bakhuizen, 18 km WNW of Lemmer, Holland. Funerals were held on 4 January in Gaasterland (Bakhuizen) Roman Catholic Cemetery, their graves being near two Australians who fell a year previous while flying with 460 Squadron (See Volume 4 Page 26).
Crew
Pilot: 124570 Fg Off George Arthur Tull - Gaasterland (Bakhuizen) Roman Catholic Cemetery Row 24 Grave 20.
Flight Engineer: 1607798 Sgt Gordon Edward Heasman - Gaasterland (Bakhuizen) Roman Catholic Cemetery Row 24 Grave 17.
Navigator: 1394468 Sgt Joseph Gerald Holden - Gaasterland (Bakhuizen) Roman Catholic Cemetery Row 24 Grave 16.
Bomb Aimer: R/164036 Sgt John Stanley Baldwin RCAF - Gaasterland (Bakhuizen) Roman Catholic Cemetery Row 24 Grave 22.
Wireless Operator: 1392768 Sgt James Stock - Gaasterland (Bakhuizen) Roman Catholic Cemetery Row 24 Grave 18.
Air Gunner: 1593845 Sgt Charles Gordon Crosby - Gaasterland (Bakhuizen) Roman Catholic Cemetery Row 24 Grave 21
Air Gunner: 1356442 Sgt Charles Ablett - Gaasterland (Bakhuizen) Roman Catholic Cemetery Row 24 Grave 19.

Sources:

http://www.nimh.nl/nl/images/1944%20sec_tcm5-7285.pdf
http://www.teunispats.nl/t3279.htm
http://www.626-squadron.co.uk/willem24.htm
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1944 Page 23.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
03-Jun-2016 21:56 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2018 09:10 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
18-Oct-2019 10:57 Anon. Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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