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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236317
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:03-SEP-1942
Time:01:59 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:49 Squadron Royal Air Force (49 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5763
MSN: EA-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Abée castle, Allée du Château de Tinlot, Tinlot; province of Liège -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:14 hrs local time for an operation to Karlsruhe in Germany.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Hauptmann Ehle & Oberfeldwebel Leidenbach of the Stab II./NJG 1, who were flying Lichtenstein-equipped Bf 110 F-4 G9+AC from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield.

There was no escape for three crew members. The paltry remains of pilot F/Sgt Ronald G. Lewis (21 years old), the Australian Sgt Robert G. Reynolds (26 years old) and the twenty-year-old gunner Sgt William S. Collins were laid to rest in a collective grave. Their graves can be found today in Heverlee.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
https://luchtvaartgeschiedenis.be/content/lancaster-bij-villers-lepeuve
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=R5763
Google Maps


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