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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203382
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:44 (Rhodesia) Squadron Royal Air Force (44 (Rhodesia) Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5568
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lambrechtshagen, 7 km WNW of Rostock -   Germany
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:RAF Waddington
Destination airport:Warnemunde
Coned by 12/Flak Regt 29 (Werfer 59). Hit by 3/lei Flak Abt 77 (o) Flaklehr und , FAS I. 1/Res Flak Abt 525, 4/lei Flak Abt 762 (I. II and V Zug) and 1/lei Flak Abt 723 (III Zug). Crashed near Warnemunde-Lambrechtshagen at 01:57.

Pilot:80118 Fg Off Gerald MacLagen - Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery 8. A. 15.
Pilot:80132 Plt Off Hurbert John Sand Sturgess - Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Coll. grave 8. A. 16-32.
Navigator:80284 Plt Off Frederick William Belton - Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Coll. grave 8. A. 16-32.
Observer: 778309 Sgt William McDonald Crane - Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery 8. A. 12.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:777613 Sgt Robert Duncan Oliver - Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery 8. A. 7.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 777691 Sgt B L Nesbitt - Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery 8. A. 9.
Air Gunner:777873 Sgt Gilbert Walter Hough - Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery 8. A. 11.
Air Gunner: 778257 Sgt Thomas Douglas Moore PoW Stalag Luft 4 Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 39636.


A Bomber Crew at War
Bomber Command Losses 1942

Revision history:

25-Dec-2017 20:14 Red Dragon Added
30-Oct-2018 04:31 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
13-May-2019 18:41 Anon. Updated [Time, Destination airport, Narrative]

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