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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52575
Last updated: 15 August 2019
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Date:05-SEP-1942
Time:02:51
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:61 Squadron Royal Air Force (61 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5682
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Wartena 9 km se of Leeuwarden -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Lancaster B.k.1 R5682 "QR-R", 61 Squadron. Operation to Bremen 4th/5th September 1942: Airborne 00:25 5 Sep 42 from Syerston. Hit by Flak over the Dutch coast, shot down by night fighter pilot Oblt. H. Lent of the II/NJG 2.

Crew:
Pilot P/O. P.C.V. Joslin 131479 RAF Wartena B 12 21
Flight engineer Sgt. E.V. Booth 631551 RAF Survived pow
Navigator Sgt. P.J. Bridgeman R/92999 RCAF Survived pow
Wireless op F/Sgt. B.A. Farmer 901579 RAF Survived pow
Wo ba F/Sgt. E.J. May 755631 RAF Eernewoude 15 2
Air gunner F/O. N.D. Mullins R/77351 RCAF Survived pow
Air gunner W/O II J.F. Cooper R/55387 RCAF Runnymede Memorial 102

Sgts E.V. Booth PoW No.27054, P.J. Bridgeman PoW No.27019, and F/S B.A. Farmer were interned in Camps 8B/344, PoW No.26990 F/O N.D. Mullins in Camp L3, PoW No.679. F/S Joslin is buried in Idaarderadeel (Wartena) General Cemetery; F/S May is buried in Tietjerksteradeel (Eernewoude) Protestant Cemetery. F/S Cooper has no known grave. this crash site is currently being investigated and at this date human remains have been found believed to be that of rear gunner James Cooper (RCAF) who is listed as Missing

Sources:

1. http://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/item2.php?SGLO=T1805
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?7500-Peter-Clement-Vellacott-Joslin-pilot-of-Lancaster-R5682


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
31-Dec-2014 02:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Dec-2016 14:36 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Destination airport]
04-Sep-2017 12:33 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
05-Oct-2017 07:02 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
12-Nov-2017 18:31 carjack74 Updated [Narrative]
04-Mar-2018 18:41 Anon. Updated [Embed code]
04-Mar-2018 18:41 harro Updated [Embed code]
03-Nov-2018 09:03 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]

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