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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204033
Last updated: 24 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:61 Squadron Royal Air Force (61 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5613
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:La Hulpe, Brabant wallon -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Syerston
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 00:01 hrs for an operation to Essen in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Feldwebel Fritz Schellwat of the 5./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield - (claim) 4 km east of Waterloo SE of Brussels (6C): 3,200m at 02:30 hrs; crashed at La Hulpe 14 km SE of Brussels.
Five of the crew rest at Brussels Town Cemetery:

Pilot:102988 Plt Off Ralph Edward Clark DFM - Brussels Town Cemtery X. 14. 2.
Pilot:41342 Sgt Stanley Holmes Lincoln RNZAF - Brussels Town Cemtery X. 14. 5.
Observer:1053543 Sgt Edward Ernest Patchett - Brussels Town Cemtery X. 14. 6.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:971310 Flt Sgt Alistair MacNab McKelvie DFM - Brussels Town Cemtery X. 14. 3.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1162656 Sgt Oliver Percy Beswick - Brussels Town Cemtery X. 14. 4.
Air Gunner:935693 Flt Sgt Norman Rhodes Hartley - Runnymede Memorial Panel 74.
Air Gunner:1212794 Sgt William Roch Griffiths - Evaded (See link below)

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
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Revision history:

08-Jan-2018 18:48 Red Dragon Added
03-Nov-2018 09:22 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
29-Jan-2019 19:45 Anon. Updated [Cn]
24-Apr-2020 17:38 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
24-Apr-2020 17:42 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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