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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52674
Last updated: 11 August 2019
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Date:27-JUL-1942
Time:02:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:106 Squadron Royal Air Force (106 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5748
C/n / msn: ZN-R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Exploded midair near Opeinde Zwarteveen -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Coningsby
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Took off from RAF Coningsby at 23:30 on 26 July 1942. Shot down over Friesland by Lt Lothar Linke 5/NJG 2 -Zwartveen 20km ESE of Leeuwarden - flying from Leeuwarden airfield. The aircraft crashed in a black peat bog between Rottevalle and Opeinde, Netherlands. This was the 9th "kill" for the Luftwaffe ace.

Crew:
Pilot:42264 Sqn Ldr Francis Harold Robertson DFC - Opeinde Protestant Cemetery Grave 1
Flight Engineer:778188 Sgt Joseph John Cooper (South African)Opeinde Protestant Cemetery Grave 3
Navigator: Aus/403108 Sgt James Charles Henry RAAF PoW Stalag 344 Lamsdorf. PoW Number 25099.
Bomb Aimer:119188 Plt Off Wilfred Alfred John Fuller - Runnymede Memorial Panel 69
Wireless Operator:1164033 Sgt Maurice John Dembrey Opeinde Protestant Cemetery Grave 2
Air Gunner:1378878 Sgt R Stoker PoW Stalag 344 Lamsdorf. PoW Number 25081.
Air Gunner:J/15334 Plt Off Henry Frederick Charles Humphries RCAF PoW Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 573.

Sources:

1. http://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/item2.php?SGLO=T1722
2. http://www.aircrewremembered.com/robertson-francis.html
3. http://en.tracesofwar.com/article/23624/Memorial-Crash-Lancaster-Mkl-R5748-ZN-R-Rottevalle.htm
4.http://aircrewremembered.com/robertson-francis.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
30-Dec-2014 17:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Dec-2014 17:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
03-Jun-2015 07:09 Rata Updated [Time, Operator]
09-Aug-2017 17:35 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Feb-2018 20:38 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Feb-2018 19:41 Red Dragon Updated [Source]
23-Feb-2018 19:44 Red Dragon Updated [Source]
28-Oct-2018 13:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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