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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236095
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Time:03:26 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:50 Squadron Royal Air Force (50 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5735
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:field near Winnekendonk, Kevelaer, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 00:57 hrs local time for an operation to Düsseldorf in Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Oberleutnant Reinhold Knacke & Unteroffizier Kurt Bundrock of the 1./NJG 1, who were flying Bf 110 F-4 G9+AH from Venlo airfield in the Netherlands.

In a PoW report Sergeant Letherbridge stated: “The aircraft was hit by enemy action at 0300 hours on 16th Aug and went into a spin. I have no clear recollection of what happened after putting on my chute and have no information re. the others.”


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16-May-2020 18:10 TigerTimon Added

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