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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50285
Last updated: 1 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:622 Squadron Royal Air Force (622 Sqn RAF)
Registration: LL859
C/n / msn: GI-Q
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dongen, 11 km WNW Tilburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Mildenhall
Destination airport:
Took off from RAF Mildenhall at 23:10. Crashed at around 01:40 at Dongen (Noord Brabent), 11 km NW from the centre of Tilburg, where five rest in the town's Gilzerbaan General Cemyery. Fg Off Montgomery RCAF lies in the Canadian of Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery, while Sgt Spencer is buried at dongen Roman Catholic Cemetery, his grave being next those of six airmen from 158 Squadron whose Halifax crashed in the May.
Flt Lt A L Smith (KIA)
Sgt R I Lewis (KIA)
Flt Sgt J J Chigwidden RAAF (KIA)
Fg Off F C Montgomery RCAF (KIA)
Flt Sgt F D Brandon (KIA)
Sgt E A O'Connor (KIA)
Sgt J Spencer (KIA)

- Air Britain: RAF Aircraft LA100 - LZ999, published 1991

Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1944 Page 344.

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
27-Dec-2011 04:56 Uli Elch Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Dec-2011 14:30 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]
24-Jun-2016 12:35 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Jun-2016 12:34 Red Dragon Updated [Narrative]
09-Oct-2018 18:27 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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