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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52541
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:44 (Rhodesia) Squadron Royal Air Force (44 (Rhodesia) Sqn RAF)
Registration: W4169
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Emst, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Lancaster B.Mk.1 "KM-S" of 44 (Rhodesia) Sqn., RAF. When lost this aircraft had a total of 19 hours on the airframe. Airborne from Waddington 23 September 1942 at 23:20. Target: Bremen.
The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Manfred Meurer of the Stab III./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 F-4 from Twente airfield; crashed at 03:26 on the 14 September 1942 at Emst (Gelderland), 12 km N of Apeldoorn. Six of the seven crew were KIA, one bailed out, survived injured to be captured and taken POW:

Pilot F/O. C.T. Holland 80116 RAF / Epe cemetery; grave 2 10 622
Flight Engineer Sgt. A.L. Goodyer 777815 RAF / prisoner of war
Observer Sgt. R.E. Williams 778447 RAF / Epe cemetery; grave 2 10 623
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sgt. D.N. Huntley DFM 777675 RAF / Epe cemetery; grave 2 10 620
Air Gunner Sgt. P.C. Murphy 641455 RAF / Epe cemetery; grave 2 10 624
Air Gunner F/Sgt. G.L. Fiddler R/83103 RCAF / Epe cemetery; grave 2 10 621
Air Gunner F/O. C.H. Lovegrove 109919 RAF / Epe cemetery; grave 2 10 619

Sgt A.L.Goodyer was interned in Camps 8B/344, as PoW No.27015. Those killed are buried in Epe General Cemetery. Notification of Sgt Huntley's Award was Gazetted 28 Apr 1942. Sgt Murphy was a Canadian serving in the Royal Air Force.


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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
31-Dec-2014 18:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Dec-2014 18:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
13-Sep-2017 06:23 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2018 04:34 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
27-May-2020 14:29 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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