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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236102
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Date:17-AUG-1942
Time:02:42 claim
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:207 Squadron Royal Air Force (207 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5509
MSN: EM-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea west of Blåvandshuk Fyr, Blåvand, Syddanmark -   Denmark
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bottesford, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 21:31 hrs local time for a Gardening (mine-laying) operation in the southern Baltic.
The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Major Günther Radusch of the Stab II./NJG 3 based at Schleswig airfield in Germany.

All seven are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=R5509
Google Maps


Revision history:

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16-May-2020 20:41 TigerTimon Added

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