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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21447
Last updated: 21 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 (The Straits Settlements) Squadron Royal Air Force (97 (The Straits Settlements) Sqn RAF)
Registration: L7573
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Augsburg, Bayern. -   Germany
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Airborne 14:55 for daylight low-level operation. Hit by flak in target area & crash-landed, on fire. near Augsburg. Sqn Ldr Sherwood had a miraculous escape, being thrown from the Lancaster as it crashed.
Pilot: 39132 Sqn Ldr John Seymour Sherwood DFC - Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria. PoW Number 385.
Pilot: 47486 Plt Off Alfred Thomas Webb MiD - Durnbach War Cemetery 6. G. 1.
Observer:J/5676 Fg Off Donald Stuart Reddy Hepburn RCAF - Durnbach War Cemetery 6. G. 2.
Wireless Operator: 934237 Sgt Roderic Samuel Page MiD - Durnbach War Cemetery 6. G. 3.
Air Gunner: 1180183: Sgt Arthur Meaker Cox - Durnbach War Cemetery 6. G. 4.
Air Gunner: 542756 Flt Sgt David Walter Harrington MiD - Durnbach War Cemetery 6. G. 5.
Air Gunner: 1116347 Flt Sgt Vincent Wilding - Durnbach War Cemetery Coll. grave 6. G. 7-15.


Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
RAF Prisoners of War

Revision history:

25-Jun-2008 14:08 JINX Added
07-Jun-2013 13:47 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
18-Aug-2013 19:39 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source]
24-Oct-2015 07:56 Jixn Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
08-Dec-2017 13:45 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2018 15:17 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
28-Oct-2019 14:47 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
01-Nov-2019 19:48 Anon. Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
22-Dec-2019 09:41 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Operator]

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