Accident Avro Lancaster Mk I ED355,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52418
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Date:Thursday 17 December 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:44 (Rhodesia) Sqn RAF
Registration: ED355
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Waterloo at Ypecolsga, Friesland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Waddington
Destination airport:
Operation - Nienburg, Germany.

The aircraft was intercepted and shot down by the night fighter crew of Hauptmann Helmut Lent & Feldwebel Walter Kubisch of the Stab IV./NJG 1, who had taken off from Leeuwarden at 19:45 hrs, in Bf 110 G-4 G9+AF; crashed onto a road between Waterloo & Harich (Friesland). The remains of the bomber were found in 1951 during road construction.

Pilot / F/Sgt. J.G. Dening AUS405576 RAAF / Jonkerbos cemetery, Gelderland
Flight Engineer / Sgt. J.A. Callan 567483 RAF / Jonkerbos cemetery, Gelderland
Navigator / F/O. M.A. Nias 120242 RAF / Jonkerbos cemetery, Gelderland
Bomb Aimer / Sgt. G.B. Wilkinson 1319418 RAF / Ypecolsga cemetery
Wireless Operator / Sgt. L.G. Powell 1359999 RAF / Jonkerbos cemetery, Gelderland
Mid Upper Gunner / F/Sgt. W.M.J. Stark R/92640 RCAF / Jonkerbos cemetery, Gelderland
Rear Gunner / F/Sgt. E. Croal AUS411996 RAAF / Ypecolsga cemetery

Bomber Command Losses 1942 William Chorley
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
Google Maps

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
28 August 1942 W4124 44 (Rhodesia) Sqn RAF 7 Haltern, Horstmar, Nordrhein-Westfalen w/o
9 November 1942 W4180 44 (Rhodesia) Sqn RAF 7 near Ramelsloh, Seevetal, Niedersachsen w/o

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
04-Jun-2010 00:46 Snowy Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
04-Jun-2010 00:50 Snowy Updated [Narrative]
13-Apr-2015 15:25 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
15-Dec-2017 11:26 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2018 04:34 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]
06-Nov-2020 19:13 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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