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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172515
Last updated: 25 January 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:57 Squadron Royal Air Force (57 Sqn RAF)
Registration: SW245
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Dieppe -   France
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF East Kirkby, Licolnshire
Destination airport:
Lancaster B.I SW245 "DX-L" of 57 Squadron took off from RAF East Kirkby, Lincolnshire at 16:15 on 18 December 1944. Failed to return from a raid on Munich, all 7 crew on board presumed MIA/KIA.
Plane is said to have crashed into the sea off Dieppe.

Capt N.C.Evensen RNAF
F/S W.G.Gulliksen RNAF
F/O John Roger Garling RAF, 154595 (name on Runnymede Memorial)
Sgt H.G.Bjoroy RNAF
W/O Albert Thomason RAF VR 1117171 (buried Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery)
Sgt A.R.Powell RCAF
Sgt D.S.Scott RAF


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J. Hsalley, Air Britain, 1985 p. 16)

Revision history:

26-Dec-2014 18:01 Dr. John Smith Added
28-Aug-2015 14:14 gerard57 Updated [Location, Country, Source, Damage, Narrative]
07-Nov-2018 18:45 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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