Accident Avro Lancaster Mk III ED603, 13 Jun 1943
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51765
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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:83 Squadron Royal Air Force (83 Sqn RAF)
Registration: ED603
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:IJsselmeer off Friesland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Hit by flak during a raid on Bochum. Shot down by Hauptmann Rudolf Sigmund of the 10./NJG 1 (flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Bergen or Leeuwarden airfield) during the return leg to the U.K.

The crew were - Pilot - F/Lt Eric A. Tilbury - RAFVR - Age 25, Flight Engineer - P/O Arthur B. Smart DFM RAF, Navigator - P/O Harold E. Howsam - RAFVR - Age 31, Bomb aimer - P/O A. Gordon Fletcher - RCAF - Age 21, Wireless Operator - F/Sgt Raymond E. Moore - DFM - RAFVR, Air Gunner - P/O Charles F. J. Sprack - DFM - RAFVR - Age 24, Air Gunner - F/O Gordon R. Sugar - RAF - Age 22.

Call Sign: OL-L
Takeoff time: 23:01
Pilot F/Lt. E.A. Tilbury 127147 RAF Stavoren I 29 Washed up 22 Jun 43
Flight engineer P/O. A.B. Smart DFM 51914 RAF Runnymede Memorial
Navigator P/O. H.E. Howsam 146295 RAF Workum D 1 9 Washed up 23 Jun 43
Bomb aimer P/O. A.G. Fletcher J/17802 RCAF Workum D 1 8 Washed up 21 Jun 43
Wo ag F/Sgt. R.E. Moore DFM 52074 RAF Runnymede Memorial
Air gunner F/O. G.R. Sugar 127055 RAF Hindeloopen D 1 B Body recovered from Ijsselmeer on 22 Jun 43
Air gunner P/O. C.F.J. Sprack DFM 51543 RAF Runnymede Memorial


Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 Part One

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
27-Feb-2011 13:15 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Source, Narrative]
30-Jan-2015 11:29 gerard57 Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Jun-2018 20:33 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2018 20:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
12-Jan-2019 10:54 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
23-Jun-2022 01:45 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
02-Sep-2022 08:55 harro Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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