Accident Avro Manchester Mk I L7423,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21068
 
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Date:Friday 13 March 1942
Time:22:50
Type:Avro Manchester Mk I
Owner/operator:83 Sqn RAF
Registration: L7423
MSN: OL-S
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Broekhuizen, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Airborne 20:30 hrs local time for an operation to Köln in Germany.
The aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Oberleutnant Reinhold Knacke & Unteroffizier Helmut Fischer of the 2./NJG 1, who had taken off from Venlo airfield, in Bf 110 G9+MK.
Observer P/O. J.R. Feirn has no known grave. The four others who did not survive were initially buried at Venlo. Currently, they rest at Jonkerbos war cemetery in Gelderland:
Crew:
Fg Off 67664 J.L. Bromiley RAF PoW
Pilot: Sgt 933501 Peter Hollowell Foster RAFVR killed.
P/O 106.564 John Rowland Feirn RAFVR killed.
Wop/AG:Flt/Sgt 755327 Leonard Frank Rogers Davis RAFVR killed.
Sgt J. Dowds PoW.
Wop/AG: Sgt 954204 Eric Rose RAFVR killed.
AG: Sgt R/51638 Joseph Michael Thompson RCAF killed.

Sources:

Air Britain RAF Aircraft L1000 - N9999 & http://www.lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=5550
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1436&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
13 April 1942 R5838 83 Sqn RAF 1 RAF Coltishall, Norfolk, England w/o

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jun-2008 20:53 JINX Added
01-Jul-2008 00:11 JINX Updated
11-Mar-2017 15:50 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Mar-2017 07:28 TigerTimon Updated [Date]
17-Nov-2017 18:22 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
11-Nov-2018 12:16 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
14-Apr-2020 09:26 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
18-Aug-2022 21:32 Nepa Updated [Narrative, Operator]

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