Accident Avro Lancaster Mk III JA855,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51576
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Date:Monday 26 July 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster Mk III
Owner/operator:103 Sqn RAF
Registration: JA855
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:'Cleefswit' estate, Elsendorp, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Elsham Wolds
Destination airport:
Shot down by night fighter pilot Major Werner Streib of the Stab/NJG 1, flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Venlo airfield. Five crew members died in the crash, three became POW.
The deceased are Sgt James Henry Thornton (21), Sgt Kenneth Charles Tate (26), navigator P/O John Albert Basil Cooper (21), Sgt George Harry Newbolt (21) and F/Sgt Kenneth Archer (23).
Newbolt is buried at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The other four crew members are buried in Woensel, the Netherlands.

Takeoff time: 21:57


Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 part two

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
21 January 1943 W4340 103 Sqn RAF 7 North Sea 40 km N of Den Helder, Noord-Holland mis
15 February 1944 ND363 103 Sqn RAF 7 Waddenzee off Oosterend, Texel, Noord-Holland w/o
22 March 1944 ND329 103 Sqn RAF 6 Frankfurt-Rödelheim, Hessen w/o

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
04-Dec-2016 14:23 gerard57 Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
24-Jul-2018 10:42 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Oct-2018 19:03 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]
22-Jan-2019 13:29 TigerTimon Updated [Location]

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