Accident Avro Lancaster Mk I W4960,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51771
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Date:Saturday 12 June 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:460 Sqn RAAF
Registration: W4960
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sluipwijk, Bodegraven-Reeuwijk, Zuid-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Binbrook, UK
Destination airport:
Shot down by night fighter pilot Oberfeldwebel Heinz Oloff of the 2./NJG 1, flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Gilze-Rijen airfield.

Target: Düsseldorf
Call Sign: AR-R
Takeoff time: 21:47
Pilot F/Sgt. R.S. Christie 416324 RAAF Jonkerbos 20 J 3
Flight engineer Sgt. R.S. Kerwin 777739 RAF Jonkerbos 20 J 5
Navigator F/Sgt. J. Heath 408309 RAAF Jonkerbos 20 J 2
Bomb aimer F/Sgt. J.H. Horwood 414352 RAAF Jonkerbos 20 J 6
Wireless op Sgt. R.L. Lewis 1380317 RAF Jonkerbos 20 J 1
Air gunner F/O. B.W. Bennet 420637 RAAF Jonkerbos 20 J 4
Air gunner F/Sgt. P.J. Hogan 413866 RAAF Jonkerbos 20 J 7


Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 Part One

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
05-Dec-2016 19:32 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Jun-2018 10:35 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Oct-2018 19:40 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
19-Jun-2022 19:21 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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