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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236358
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Time:03:14 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: R5496
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:main railway station of Bremen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 00:05 hrs local time for an operation to Bremen.
The aircraft was hit by the 5./Reserve-Flak-Abteilung 222 and the 5./Reserve-Flak-Abteilung 611; crashed at the main railway station.

All seven rest in the Becklingen War Cemetery in Niedersachsen.


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25-May-2020 07:18 TigerTimon Added

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