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Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:29-AUG-1942
Time:02:48 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:97 Squadron Royal Air Force (97 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5502
MSN: OF-M
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rue des Vaulx, Maurage, La Louvière, Hainaut -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 21:02 hrs for an operation to Nürnberg in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberfeldwebel Adolf Brandstetter of the 9./NJG 4, who was flying a Bf 110 from Laon-Athies airfield in France.

The victims were the Australian pilot, F/Sgt John H. Dinning RAAF, Sgt William E. Spooner, his flight engineer, 21 y. - Sgt Ellis V. Cope, the 23-year-old navigator - Sgt Victor A. Hamon, the bomb aimer, 21 y. - Sgt Charles H. Brummitt, the wireless operator, 28 y. - Sgt Harold J. Endley, the mid-upper gunner, and Sgt Brian Quinn, the tail gunner.
All rest in the Gosselies communal cemetery.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
https://luchtvaartgeschiedenis.be/content/lancaster-te-maurage
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=R5502
Google Maps


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