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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 159347
Last updated: 14 June 2020
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Date:22-DEC-1944
Time:02:46
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk III
Owner/operator:83 Squadron Royal Air Force (83 Sqn RAF)
Registration: PB533
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Metheringham, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Coningsby (QCY/EGXC)
Destination airport:RAF Metheringham
Narrative:
Taking off at 1636 from Coningsby for a raid against Politz, on their return their Lancaster III (Reg no. PB533 OL-), due to fog, was instructed to divert to Metheringham. Visibility was poor here too and they crashed at 0246 and PB533 was Destroyed By Fire on overshoot in fog on return from mission to Politz while trying to land. Seven of the crewmen were killed and one injured.:

S/Ldr L. Hatcher.
F/Sgt H. Naldrett. F/E.
F/Lt A.J. Booker, Nav.
F/Lt C. Summerscales. Wop/Ag.
P/O E. Marron. A/B.
WO R. Goodman. Nav.
WO F.J. Bell. A/G
P/O M.T. Ingmire. A/G.

P/O Ingmire escaped with a broken arm and fractured shoulder. He was admitted to Rauceby hospital for treatment.

Sources:

1. Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999
2. http://bookofremembrance.islington.gov.uk/BookOfRemembrance/EventFolder.aspx?id=9056
3. http://www.kentfallen.com/PDF%20REPORTS/TENTERDEN%20WW2.pdf
4. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?94262-DFC-Citation-Search
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?13926-Sqdn-Ldr-Leslie-Hatcher-DFC-DFM-129148-83-Sqdn-died-22-December-1944


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Aug-2013 19:42 JINX Added
31-Dec-2014 01:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Nov-2018 06:50 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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