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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50777
Last updated: 10 May 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk II
Owner/operator:115 Squadron Royal Air Force (115 Sqn RAF)
Registration: LL694
C/n / msn: KO-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:along the Lochemseweg road, Epse, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Witchford
Destination airport:
Took off from RAF Witchford at 18:37 hrs for an operation to Berlin.
The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Martin Drewes of the Stab III./NJG 1, who had taken off from Twente airfield at 22:50 hrs, in a Bf 110 G-4. All were buried on 27 March in Gorssel General Cemetery:

Plt Off T E Vipond (KIA)
Sgt A Diggle (KIA)
Flt Sgt J L Duffy RNZAF (KIA)
Fg Off E J Deemer RCAF (KIA)
Sgt J E Hammond (KIA)
Sgt A J Hull (KIA)
Sgt R L Coulter RCAF (KIA)

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part two
Google Maps

- Air Britain: RAF Aircraft LA100 - LZ999, published 1991

Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1944 Page 132.

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
26-Dec-2011 08:40 Uli Elch Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Dec-2011 14:19 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]
08-Jun-2016 16:24 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 16:32 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
28-Mar-2020 21:28 TigerTimon Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
30-Mar-2020 21:04 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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