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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52394
Last updated: 27 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:9 Sqn Royal Air Force (9 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W4840
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:The Overhagense Weide near stoomgemaal Velp, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Shot down by night fighter pilot Uffz. C. Költringer of the 7./NJG 1, flying a Bf 110 F-4 from Twenthe airfield.

Target: Essen
Call Sign: WS-A
Takeoff time: 17:32
Pilot F/Lt. D.H.S. Lonsdale DFC 61283 RAF Rheden 1
Flight engineer Sgt. A.T. Riley 1253689 RAF Rheden 4
Navigator P/O. K.R. Smith J/8603 RCAF Groesbeek RCAF 15 C 15
Bomb aimer Sgt. J.I. Morris 1152974 RAF Rheden 2
Wo ag Sgt. R.R. Moore R/87868 RCAF Groesbeek RCAF 15 C 14
Air gunner Sgt. R.L. Dickie R/97638 RCAF Groesbeek RCAF 15 C 13
Air gunner Sgt. A.D. Smitherman 1334611 RAF Rheden 6


Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
27-Dec-2017 10:31 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2018 15:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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