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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52635
Last updated: 2 June 2019
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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:207 Squadron Royal Air Force (207 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5761
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Crashed near the church at Megen -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Bottesford, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Lancaster B.Mk.1 R5761 "EM-T" of 207 Sqn., RAF. Airborne 22:58 on 5 Aug 1942 from Bottesford to bomb a target in Essen. Shot down by night fighter pilot Oblt Gerhard Loos of the I/NJG 1, flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield.
Pilot F/Lt. G.A. Ings 61471 RAF Uden War Cem 4 H 4
Co-Pilot Sgt. R. Bell Berry 1076769 RAF Uden War Cem 4 H 3
Observer W/O W.J.A. Shapter R/78148 RCAF Uden War Cem 4 H 7
Wo ag F/Sgt. G.C. Everitt MM 751919 RAF Uden War Cem 4 H 5
Wo ag Sgt. J. Culley 1186097 RAF Uden War Cem 4 H 8
Air gunner Sgt. D.R. Manser 1271941 RAF Uden War Cem 4 H 6
Air gunner Sgt. J.W.E. Holland 528167 RAF Uden War Cem 4 B 1

The body of Sgt Holland was recovered from the River Maas 12 Aug 1942 and he is buried with the rest of the crew in Uden War Cemetery. Sgt Everitt's Military Medal was awarded by the Polish authorities. Seven of this crew survived a ditching in the North Sea on 21 June 1942 in Lancaster R5860



Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
30-Dec-2014 18:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Dec-2014 18:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 09:53 Cliford Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
12-Aug-2017 21:17 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2018 08:59 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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