Accident Avro Lancaster Mk I R5738,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52388
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Date:Saturday 9 January 1943
Time:19:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:97 (Straits Settlements) Sqn RAF
Registration: R5738
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Siberië, Maasbree, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Attacked by Major Streib & Unteroffizier Fischer of the Stab I./NJG 1 at a height of 6500 meters. They were flying Bf 110 G9+BB from Venlo airfield.

Operation: a bombing raid to Essen, Germany.
Call Sign: OF-D
Takeoff time: 17:07
Pilot F/Sgt. S.R. Colbert 21 1165025 RAF KIA Jonkerbos 20 C 9 Initially buried at Venlo
Flight Engineer Sgt. T. Hesketh 34 1063367 RAF KIA Jonkerbos 20 C 6 Initially buried at Venlo
Navigator Sgt. D.D. Richardson 21 1213853 RAF KIA Jonkerbos 20 C 4 Initially buried at Venlo
Bomb Aimer Sgt. W.S. Hignell 25 R/93410 RCAF KIA Jonkerbos 20 C 7 Initially buried at Venlo
Wireless Operator Sgt. D.J. Dell R/67066 RCAF POW -
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. D. Wright 21 1576730 RAF KIA Jonkerbos 20 C 8 Initially buried at Venlo
Rear Gunner Sgt. T.P. Bowles 27 943966 RAF KIA Jonkerbos 20 C 5 Initially buried at Venlo

The deceased are buried at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, the Netherlands.


SGLO database -
Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 part one
Google Maps

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
18-Sep-2015 12:35 gerard57 Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Jan-2018 10:04 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Feb-2018 19:29 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
15-Mar-2018 09:28 TigerTimon Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
06-Apr-2018 09:58 Anon. Updated [Cn, Destination airport]
01-Nov-2018 15:33 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
13-Jun-2022 09:16 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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