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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235953
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Time:01:49 claim
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: R5737
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Vrizy, Ardennes département -   France
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 23:59 hrs for an operation to Saarbrücken in Germany.
The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Major Kurt Holler of the Stab III./NJG 4, who was flying a Bf 110 from Juvincourt airfield.
The bomb aimer survived and was taken prisoner of war.

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12-May-2020 19:05 TigerTimon Added

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