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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52710
Last updated: 13 August 2019
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Date:09-JUL-1942
Time:02:44
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: R5861
C/n / msn: ZN- Q
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea 30 km NW of Ameland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shot down by Ofw. Paul Gildner 5/NJG 2 - North Sea 30km NW Ameland at 02:44 - flying from Leeuwarden airfield. Sgt Curtisís body was recovered from the sea near Delfzijl and buried at Delfzijl Cemetery on the north east coast of Holland. Sgt Woolnerís remains were washed ashore and are buried at the Island of Nordeney Cemetery in the East Frisian Group of Islands, on the north west coast of Germany. In 1948 it was recorded that the remaining missing crew members had lost their lives at sea.

Crew:
Pilot:115109 Plt Off Kenneth James Broderick - Runnymede Memorial Panel 68
Co-Pilot:1379704 Sgt Ottiwell Francis Lodge - Runnymede Memorial Panel 88
Navigator:R/80999 Flt Sgt Robert Ward Woolner RCAF - Sage War Cemetery 5. A. 2.
Bomb Aimer:978350 Sgt William Leslie Schlater Rees - Runnymede Memorial Panel 92
Wireless Operator: Aus/401369 Sgt Keith Edward Dare RAAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 112
Air Gunner:921828 Sgt William Henry Curtis - Delfzijl General Cemetery Plot B. Class 2B. Row 21. Grave 289.
Air Gunner:932145 Sgt Sidney Arthur Roberts - Runnymede Memorial Panel 92

Sources:

1. http://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/item2.php?SGLO=T1687
2. http://www.bomber-command.info/bgpb303.htm
3. http://www.sonsofdamien.co.uk/Man-Lanc%20serials%20page%203.htm
4. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1943/1943%20-%201824.html
5. CWGC
6. Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1
7. RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS IN WORLD WAR 2 AND MISSING WITH NO KNOWN GRAVE.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
30-Dec-2014 02:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 09:51 Cliford Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport]
08-Jul-2017 09:04 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Oct-2017 18:20 w.bleumink Updated [Narrative]
10-Feb-2018 22:00 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 13:03 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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