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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50776
Last updated: 1 April 2020
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Date:25-MAR-1944
Time:00:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:44 (Rhodesia) Squadron Royal Air Force (44 (Rhodesia) Sqn RAF)
Registration: ME672
C/n / msn: KM-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:De Flaes swamp, Lage Mierde, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Dunholme Lodge
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Took off from RAF Dunholme Lodge at 19:02 hrs for an operation to Berlin.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Josef Nabrich of the 3./NJG 1, who was flying a Heinkel He 219 from Venlo airfield.
Five are buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery, while Sgt Ratcliffe RCAF rests in the Canadian War Cemetery at Groesbeek:

Plt Off B M Hayes (KIA)
Sgt J M Ella (KIA)
Sgt R H J Wellfare (KIA)
Sgt M Fedoruk RCAF (Evaded)
Sgt W K Walker (KIA)
Sgt K L Radcliffe RCAF (KIA)
Sgt W G Perrie (KIA)


Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part two
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T3549&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 129.
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/hayes-bernard.html
http://www.webarchive.org.uk/wayback/archive/20121121045448/http://www.aircrewremembrancesociety.com/raf1944/5/hayesbernard.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
08-Jun-2016 16:45 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2018 04:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
28-Mar-2020 21:41 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
30-Mar-2020 11:36 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
01-Apr-2020 08:00 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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