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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89911
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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:103 Squadron Royal Air Force (103 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W4339
C/n / msn: PM-M
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Between Trebur and Groß-Gerau, Hessen, 8 Km S of Rüsselsheim -   Germany
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Elsham Wolds
Destination airport:
Lancaster W4339 ("PM-M" of 103 Sqn, RAF) took off from RAF Elsham Wolds at 01:27 hours on the night of 2/3rd December 1942, detailed to bomb Frankfurt, Germany. Coned by Scheinw Abt 365 and 1 Scheinw Abt 299 (Lancaster South East of Astheim 05:05). Shot down by Flak 1/schw Flak Abt 702, 4/Res Flak Abt 293, 3/Res Flak abt 322, Flak Regt 29, 3/Res Flak Abt 435 and 1/lei Flak Abt 856. The aircraft crashed between Trebur and Groß Gerau, Hessen, 8 Km south Russelsheim (at approximate coordinates: 49°55′30″N, 08°24′20″E)
Pilot: 122943 Fg Off Robert Morison Cumming - Durnbach War Cemetery 1. H. 18.
Flight Engineer: 574454 Sgt Hedley Dyke - Durnbach War Cemetery 1. H. 23.
Navigator: 1125372 Sgt Thomas Tweedy Wilkinson - Durnbach War Cemtery 1. H. 21.
Observer: 1479880 Sgt Alan Moffatt Hamilton - Durnbach War Cemetery 1. H. 22.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 120810 Fg Off Reginald Wallace - Durnbach War Cemetery 1. H. 17.
Air Gunner: 405140 Flt Sgt John William Edward Wilson RAAF - Durnbach War Cemetery 1. H. 20.
Air Gunner: 755061 Flt Sgt Richard Grange Stolz-Page - Durnbach War Cemetery 1. H. 19.

All the crew were killed and they are buried in the Dürnbach War Cemetery, Locality Bad Tölz, Bayern, Germany. Dürnbach is a village 16 km east of Bad Tölz, a town 48 km south of München.


1. Annonces de l'Ourthe - 23/12/2010
2. W R Chorley : BCL Vol 3
3. Air Britain: RAF Aircraft W1000 - Z9999, published 1998

Revision history:

06-Feb-2011 09:18 ThW Added
07-Feb-2011 02:15 penguin832 Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Source, Narrative]
01-Sep-2011 13:13 Uli Elch Updated [Registration, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Dec-2011 15:21 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Jan-2012 08:21 Uli Elch Updated [Location, Source]
25-Jun-2012 08:41 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2013 13:08 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
10-Nov-2014 15:44 Zoom Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
31-Dec-2014 02:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
17-May-2017 17:59 Anon. Updated [Destination airport]
11-Dec-2017 22:11 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
16-Oct-2018 18:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
24-Sep-2019 17:30 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
28-Oct-2019 23:32 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location]
05-Nov-2019 22:00 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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