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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52822
Last updated: 28 July 2020
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Date:06-JUN-1942
Time:01:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:44 (Rhodesia) Squadron Royal Air Force (44 (Rhodesia) Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5516
C/n / msn: KM-F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea west of Egmond aan Zee, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:30 hrs for an operation against the steel-producing town of Essen in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was hit by Flak and crashed in the North Sea west of Egmond aan Zee.
There were no survivors:

Pilot:76009 Flt Lt Leslie Oscar Halls DFC - Runnymede Memorial Panel 65
Flight Engineer:116488 Plt Off Roger Mortlock Ranson Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery 29 B 7 (Washed up Callantsoog beach, pole 11/12 on 28 June)
Navigator:1013747 Sgt John Alfred Bloomfield - Runnymede Memorial Panel 78
Bomb Aimer:1380961 Sgt Allan Blyth Croft - Runnymede Memorial Panel 80
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:777667 Sgt Abe Isador Gottlieb (South African) - Runnymede Memorial Panel 84
Air Gunner:1384447 Sgt Leslie Stanhope Melhado (Jamaican) Bergen General Cemetery Plot 1. Row B. Grave 6. (Washed up at Schoorl on 12 July)
Air Gunner:1378215 Sgt Handel Jones - Texel (Den Burg) Plot K. Row 6. Grave 125. (Washed up south of De Slufter at De Cocksdorp on 9 June)

Sources:

1. https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1578&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
2. http://www.sonsofdamien.co.uk/Man-Lanc%20serials%20page2.htm
3. http://www.caribbeanaircrew-ww2.com/?p=365
4. http://www.cavillconnections.co.uk/44_A.html
5. CWGC
6. Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
29-Dec-2014 18:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
29-Dec-2014 18:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
05-Jun-2017 10:32 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Oct-2017 14:54 w.bleumink Updated [Narrative]
10-Jan-2018 19:46 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2018 04:38 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
25-Apr-2020 17:55 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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