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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52574
Last updated: 11 June 2020
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Date:05-SEP-1942
Time:02:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:207 Squadron Royal Air Force (207 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5755
C/n / msn: EM-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:IJsselmeer east of Medemblik, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bottesford, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Lancaster R5755 "EM-N" of 207 Sqn, RAF. Airborne 00:30 on 5 Sep 1942 from Bottesford.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Hauptmann Helmut Lent & Feldwebel Walter Kubisch of the Stab II./NJG 2, who were flying Bf 110 F-4 R4+AC from Leeuwarden airfield.
Two crew members are still missing in action:

Pilot / F/O. R.G. Rowlands 407728 RAAF / Scharl (Warns, Friesland) cemetery; grave 26
Flight Engineer / Sgt. G. Fleck 532066 RAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 83
Navigator / P/O. A.B. Hastings 120038 RAF / Lemmer (Friesland) cemetery; grave C 9 247
Bomb Aimer / Sgt. F.J.C. Barnes 655006 RAF / Bergen cemetery; grave 1 A 8
Wireless Operator / Sgt. J.C. Luton 403411 RAAF / Stavoren (Friesland) cemetery; grave K 31
Air Gunner / Sgt. C.V. Pattison 778001 RAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 91
Air Gunner / Sgt. J.W. Atkinson 1105186 RAF / Bergen cemetery; grave 1 A 7

Sources:

1. Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
2. http://www.aircrewremembered.com/rowlands-richard.html
3. http://www.cookstownwardead.co.uk/persondepth.asp?cas_id=453
4. http://www.teunispats.net/t1806.htm
5. http://www.raafdb.com/view_aircraft.asp?id=1728
6. http://www.626-squadron.co.uk/willem23.htm
7. https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1806&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
31-Dec-2014 02:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 09:58 Cliford Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
04-Sep-2017 14:26 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2018 08:59 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
25-May-2020 07:36 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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