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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204092
Last updated: 13 October 2021
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Time:01:40 LT
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: R5627
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:southern perimeter of Bad Zwischenahn airfield, Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Syerston
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 23:15 hrs for an operation to Bremen.
The aircraft was engaged by night fighter pilot Leutnant Hans-Heinrich König of the 8./NJG 3 (based at Stade airfield) and by Flak of the 8. Flak-Division; crashed southern perimeter of Bad Zwischenahn airfield near Oldenburg. Those who perished were initially buried in the Evangelical Friedhof at Bad Zwischenahn. After hostilities they were reinterred at Sage War Cemetery:

Pilot:87451 Fg Off Robert Earle Archibald (Canadian) - Sage War Cemetery Coll. grave 5. E. 13-15.
Flight Engineer: Sgt P Holmes PoW Stalag Luft 6 .Heydekrug. PoW Number 509.
Navigator:1254955 Sgt Ian Frank Pratt - Sage War Cemetery Coll. grave 5. E. 13-15.
Bomb Aimer:552531 Flt Sgt David Lorimer DFM - Sage War Cemetery 5. E. 12.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:928617 Sgt Jack Lewis Wallis - Sage War Cemetery Coll. grave 5. E. 13-15.
Air Gunner:84878 Flt Lt George Liddell Caruthers Beattie - Sage War Cemetery Coll. grave 5. E. 13-15.
Air Gunner:938703 Flt Sgt Maurice Hamilton Denison - Sage War Cemetery Coll. grave 5. E. 13-15.

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three[1937%20Borders].pdf

Revision history:

09-Jan-2018 18:12 Red Dragon Added
03-Nov-2018 09:22 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
15-Jul-2019 18:39 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source]
25-Apr-2020 12:20 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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