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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52542
Last updated: 9 August 2019
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Date:14-SEP-1942
Time:02:22
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:1654 HCU Royal Air Force (1654 HCU RAF)
Registration: W4108
C/n / msn: UG-B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Buytenweg, Oudehorne (Friesland), 10 km E of Heerenveen -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wigsley, Tuxford, Nottinghamshire
Destination airport:Bremen
Narrative:
On the 14 September 1942, Lancaster B.MK.1 W4108 "UG-B" from 1654 HCU (Heavy Conversion Unit) crashed near the Dutch town of Oudehorne. Airborne from RAF Wigsley, Tuxford, Nottinghamshire at 23:30. One of 466 RAF aircraft whose target was Bremen.
Claim by Lt Alois Lechner 9/NJG2 - Oudehorne 10km East of Heerenveen at 02:22.
Crashed on farmland worked by the Kleistra brothers at Buytenweg, Oudehorne 10 km East of Heerenveen.
Crew
Pilot: 103940 Plt Off Edwin Frederick Dowdell - Heerenveen (Nieuwehorne) Protestant Cemetery Row 14 Grave 30.
Flight Engineer: 1105111 Sgt George Alec Walker - Heerenveen (Nieuwehorne) Protestant Cemetery Row 14 Grave 29.
Navigator: NZ/391872 Plt Off Patrick Aylmer Vivian RNZAF - Heerenveen (Nieuwehorne) Protestant
Cemetery Row 14 Grave 32.
Bomb Aimer: R/86603 Flt Sgt John Joseph William Adams RCAF - Heerenveen (Nieuwehorne) Protestant
Cemetery Plot 14 Grave 31.
Wireless Operator: 652245 Flt Sgt Robert Robertson - Heerenveen (Nieuwehorne) Protestant Cemetery Row 14 Grave 34.
Air Gunner: 651576 Sgt Percy Kenneth Jones - Heerenveen (Nieuwehorne) Protestant Cemetery Row 14 Grave 28.
Air Gunner: 1338677 Sgt Reginald Laurence Moss - Heerenveen (Nieuwehorne) Protestant Cemetery Row 14 Grave 33.

In 1992 a monument was erected to commemorate the airmen of Lancaster W4108 on the road at the edge of the field where the aircraft came down.

Sources:

1. http://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/item2.php?SGLO=T1834
2. http://rnzaf-fryslan.weebly.com/nieuwehorne-memorial.html
3. http://www.teunispats.net/t1834.htm
4. http://www.basher82.nl/Data/nieuwehorne/adams.htm
5. http://www.ww2f.com/topic/53167-notable-and-artistic-monuments-for-raf-crew/
6. http://www.frieslandzoalshetwas.nl/?q=1&aflnr=62&artid=24
7. Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1 - Theo Boiten


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
31-Dec-2014 17:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Dec-2014 17:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
09-Jun-2015 17:45 Angel dick one Updated [Time, Operator]
13-Sep-2017 06:12 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Aug-2019 14:17 Anon. Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]

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