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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20228
Last updated: 25 November 2020
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Date:08-SEP-1941
Time:01:15 approx
Type:Avro Manchester Mk I
Owner/operator:207 Squadron Royal Air Force (207 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L7380
C/n / msn: EM-W
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:northern beach Ameland island, Pole-6 -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Waddington, UK
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was damaged by a night fighter on an operation to Berlin at 23:55 hrs, whilst outbound over the North Sea near Kiel. Aircraft managed to reach Wilhelmshaven, where bomb load was jettisoned, before turning for home. Subsequently force-landed. L7380 was damaged by night fighter pilot Feldwebel Siegfried Ney of the 4./NJG 1, who had taken off from Leeuwarden airfield.

Crew:
Pilot:Flt/Lt 41188 W.J. Lewis DFC MiD RAF PoW No.3785.
Sgt C.S.F. Powell RAF confined in Hospital due injuries PoW.
Sgt R/62187 R.B. MacLeod RCAF PoW No.9588.
Sgt 615850 D. Kingston DFM RAF PoW No.9589.
Sgt 908413 C.F. Hall RAF PoW No.9586 .
Flt/Sgt R/53900 E.S. Miller RCAF PoW No.9591.
The entire crew survived the crash.
The plane was pulled onto the beach at Ameland and was later scrapped by the Germans.

Sources:

Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
https://www.amelanderhistorie.nl/news/vliegtuigcrashes-op-ameland-tijdens-de-tweede-wereldoorlog-3-/
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1257&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-May-2008 20:37 JINX Added
24-Jun-2008 21:16 JINX Updated
04-Jun-2009 07:17 BOMBERPILOT Updated
31-May-2013 16:26 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
11-Aug-2013 08:54 JINX Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
17-Jun-2015 11:37 gerard57 Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Location, Country, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2018 08:55 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
24-Mar-2020 18:49 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
24-Mar-2020 18:50 TigerTimon Updated [Time]

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