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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21446
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:97 (Straits Settlements) Squadron Royal Air Force (97 (Straits Settlements) Sqn RAF)
Registration: L7572
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kaldammen-Ausetvatnet-Skjolstadmark-Trondelag -   Norway
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Lossiemouth,
Destination airport:
Lancaster B.Mk.1 L7572 "OF-L" of 97 Sqn., RAF. Took off from Lossiemouth at 20:20 to participate in an attack on the German Battleship Tirpitz which was moored at the time in Fættenfjord in Norway. It is known that the aircraft reached the target area during the first phase of the attack on the night of the 27/28th April.

Eyewitnesses watched as the aircraft was hit be Flak/AAA and shot from the sky high above Langstein. The aircraft was totally engulfed in flames and spiralled down to earth. It crashed in the mountains near Kaldåsdammen at the western end of Ausetvatnet, with the loss of all crew on board.

Pilot:14042 Flt Lt John Goodsir Mackid DFC (Canadian) - Trondheim(Stavne)Cemetery A IV British. J. 3.
Pilot: 104507 Plt Off Ronald Benjamin Underwood - Trondheim(Stavne)Cemetery Joint grave A IV British. H. 2.
Observer:104537 Plt Off Thomas Neville Tree - Trondheim(Stavne)Cemetery A IV British. J. 1.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:990443 Sgt Eric McDermott - Trondheim(Stavne)Cemetery Joint grave A IV British. H. 2.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1375102 Sgt William Keay Falconer Marshall - Trondheim(Stavne)Cemetery A IV British. H. 1.
Air Gunner:615915 Sgt Frederick Bennett - Trondheim(Stavne)Cemetery A IV British. H. 3.
Air Gunner: 628069 Sgt Raymond Day - Trondheim(Stavne)Cemetery A IV British. J. 6.

All are buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery. F/L Mackid was a Canadian serving in the RAF and was a pre-war graduate from the University of Washington.


1. Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999

Revision history:

25-Jun-2008 12:43 JINX Added
29-Sep-2008 06:56 dave Updated
07-Jun-2013 13:48 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
18-Aug-2013 19:56 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Dec-2014 20:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 09:44 Charlie Harper Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
14-Dec-2017 17:55 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator]
17-Dec-2017 11:16 Anon. Updated [Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2018 15:18 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
10-Nov-2018 22:32 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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