Accident Avro Lancaster Mk I W4317,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209494
 
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Date:Saturday 17 April 1943
Time:04:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:61 Sqn RAF
Registration: W4317
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:along the Chaussée de Beaumont, near Givry, Hainaut -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Syerston
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Rudolf Altendorf of the 2./NJG 4, flying a Bf 110 from Florennes airfield. The Lancaster exploded in mid-air.

Target: Plzeň (Pilsen), Czech Republic
Call Sign: QR-R
Takeoff time: 21:13
Crew: http://aircrewremembered.com/macfarlane-william.html

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 Part One
http://aircrewremembered.com/macfarlane-william.html
https://luchtvaartgeschiedenis.be/content/lancaster-w4317-te-givry


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Apr-2018 08:47 TigerTimon Added
03-Nov-2018 08:53 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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