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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52746
Last updated: 15 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:97 (The Straits Settlements) Squadron Royal Air Force (97 (The Straits Settlements) Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5675
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Middenweg road, Avenhorn, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Took off from RAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire at 23:32 local on June 28 1942. Target: Bremen.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Major Kurt Holler of the Stab III./NJG 4, who was on detachment with the II./NJG 2 based at Leeuwarden; crashed 02:29 between two farm houses near Avenhorn (Noord-Holland), 14 km east of Alkmaar.
Three of the crew were KIA, the other four were taken POW:

Pilot:80090 Fg Off Arthur William Friend - Bergen General Cemetery Plot 1. Row C. Grave 18.
Flight Engineer:547291 Sgt E E Hayward PoW Stalag 4B Muhlberg (Elbe). PoW Number 24982
Navigator:R/774439 Flt Sgt H Shrybman RCAF PoW Stalag 344 Lamsdorf. PoW Number 24987
Bomb Aimer:987141 Sgt S J Allen PoW Stalag 344 Lamsdorf. PoW Number 24984
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:987185 Sgt N Nicoll PoW PoW Number 24983
Air Gunner:C/15021 Plt Off James Chapman Weir RCAF - Bergen General Cemetery Plot 1 Row C Grave 20.
Air Gunner:610731 Sgt Frederick Edward MacKenzie - Bergen General Cemetery Plot 1. Row C. Grave 19.


4. http://www.cwgc casualty details
5. Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
6. Google Maps

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
29-Dec-2014 18:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Dec-2014 18:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
29-Dec-2014 18:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 09:47 Charlie Harper Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative]
17-Jan-2016 13:46 JINX Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
18-Jan-2016 07:57 Kraus Updated [Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
29-Jun-2017 10:15 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Oct-2017 13:37 w.bleumink Updated [Narrative]
01-Feb-2018 18:43 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Narrative]
10-Nov-2018 22:35 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
05-May-2020 08:32 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
05-May-2020 08:32 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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