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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52411
Last updated: 28 July 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:50 Squadron Royal Air Force (50 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W4382
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Crashed North Sea 5 km w of Callantsoog -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Shot down by night fighter pilot Oblt. L. Linke of the IV/NJG 1, flying from Leeuwarden airfield.

Target: Soltau, Germany
Call Sign: VN-
Takeoff time: 17:00
Pilot F/Lt. J.C. Atkinson DFM 120725 RAF Runnymede Memorial 65 - aged 28
Flight engineer Sgt. F. Martin 951050 RAF Runnymede Memorial 89 - aged 25
Navigator F/O. P.W. Rowling 401287 RAAF Runnymede Memorial 111 - aged 30
Bomb aimer Sgt. J.C. O'Neill 402604 RAAF Runnymede Memorial 113 - aged 28
Wireless op F/O. C.W. Walker 407956 RAAF Runnymede Memorial 111 - aged 33
Air gunner P/O. H.W.J. Smith DFM 404622 RAAF Runnymede Memorial 111 - aged 25
Air gunner Sgt. J.M. Reilly 702772 RAF Runnymede Memorial 92 - aged 24

They were never heard from after leaving Skellingthorpe on the 17th. All are commemorated at the Memorial at Runnymede England.


Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
16-Aug-2014 07:51 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
25-Feb-2015 16:00 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
15-Dec-2017 13:28 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Nov-2018 19:17 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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