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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50773
Last updated: 28 March 2020
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Date:25-MAR-1944
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
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Downham Market
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part two
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T3554&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
Royal Air Force Bomber Command losses of the Second World War 1944 Page 138.
https://www.backtonormandy.org/maps/maps-1944/march-44/213-overview-day-by-day-1944-03/3007-25-03-44.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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