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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50773
Last updated: 28 March 2020
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Time:00:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk III
Owner/operator:635 Squadron Royal Air Force (635 Sqn RAF)
Registration: ND704
C/n / msn: F2-L
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wilfred Stillweg - Meerboomweg roads at Hollandscheveld, Drenthe -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Downham Market
Destination airport:
Took off from RAF Downham Market at 18:47 hrs for an operation to Berlin.
The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Friedrich Berger of the 2./NJG 3 (flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Vechta airfield in Germany) and crashed near Hollandscheveld (Drenthe), 4 km SE of Hoogeveen. All rest in Hoogeveen (Hollandscheveld) General Cemetery, alongside the crew of a 418 Squadron Mosquito shot down at the end of March 1945:

Plt Off W Still (KIA)
Sgt C Talby (KIA)
Sgt J L Tillam (KIA)
Flt Sgt A A Stanbridge (KIA)
Sgt W J Sander (KIA)
WO J N Holmwood (KIA)
Plt Off E O Deveson (KIA)

Note 1.635 Squadron had formed four days previous with the nucleus of crews supplied by 35 Squadron and fellow Path Finders of 97 Squadron.


Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part two
Google Maps
Royal Air Force Bomber Command losses of the Second World War 1944 Page 138.

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
08-Jun-2016 18:33 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Oct-2018 20:25 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
28-Mar-2020 21:19 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

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