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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236189
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Time:01:46 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:83 Squadron Royal Air Force (83 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5610
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Morkhoven, Herentals, province of Antwerpen -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 20:51 hrs local time for an operation to Frankfurt am Main in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was attacked by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Walter Barte of the 4./NJG 1, who was flying Bf 110 D-3 G9+FM from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield.

Four graves of the Pathfinder-Lancaster crew can be found in the cemetery of Morkhoven: F/Lt Robert M. Buchan, a 22 year old observer who, just like his pilot, already wore the DFC ribbon, the 20-year old flight engineer Sgt Peter Squires and the two air gunners, Sgt Edward Norman and Sgt Harold D. Quintrell (20 yrs).


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19-May-2020 07:22 TigerTimon Added

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