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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201111
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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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:106 Squadron Royal Air Force (106 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5608
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:In sea off the coast of France -   France
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Coningsby
Destination airport:
Shot down by a German Flak-ship. Flt Lt Church and Sgt Adams were picked up by the flak ship.
This was the pilot's freshman trip but nothing was heard from the aircraft after it left Base and it did not return.

Pilot:904836 Flt H A Church PoW Stalag 344 Lamsdorf. PoW Number 25088.
Flight Engineer:1191385 Sgt Richard William Butler - Runnymede Memorial Panel 79.
Navigator:749547 Sgt William McPhie Samuel - Pornic war Cemetery 2.A.
Bomb Aimer: Aus/403491 Sgt Garnet James Bailey RAAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 112
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:997206 Sgt Ernest Bradley - Runnymede Memorial Panel 78
Air Gunner:942986 Sgt D Freeman - Runnymede Memorial Panel 83.
Air Gunner:1014620 Sgt Arthur E Adams PoW Stalag 8B Teschen/Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria/Stalag 3A Luckenwade. PoW Number 25024


Revision history:

09-Nov-2017 16:26 w.bleumink Added
21-Feb-2018 17:59 Red Dragon Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 13:04 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
30-Apr-2019 11:50 gsmada Updated [Date, Time, Narrative]

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