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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 54468
Last updated: 11 October 2021
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Time:16:45 LT
Type:Bristol Beaufort Mk I
Owner/operator:22 Squadron Royal Air Force (22 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L4472
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea near Ameland island -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF North Coates, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Bristol Beaufort Mk.I L4472 ("OA-G") of 22 Squadron, RAF: Lost on combat operations 7/5/40 when crashed near Ameland, Netherlands. Took off 14.52 hrs from North Coates. Formated with other squadron aircraft to bomb an enemy cruiser of the Nuremberg class which had been reported between the German isles Norderney and Juist.

Claimed shot down by Uffz Kaiser of II(J)/TrGr 186 into the North Sea off Norderney but may have been shot down by flak north of the Dutch Frisian isles. All four crew lost: the body of Flying Officer Lusk was washed ashore 06/08/1940 on the isle of Ameland and was initially buried in the Nes Cemetery.

Pilot: Flying Officer Stuart Percival Woollatt (Service Number 39451, aged 27) commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial
Navigator: Flying Officer David James Theodore Lusk (Service Number 70413) body washed up at Ameland 6/8/40. Initially buried Nes Ameland. Reburied post war at Jonkerbros war Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands
Wireless Op/Air Gunner AC.1: Sidney William Mills (Service Number 623774) commemorated on the RAF Runnymede Memorial
Air Gunner AC.2 Myles Joseph Delahunty (Service Number 636904) commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial


1. Coastal Command losses vol. 1 by Ross McNeill p.31
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James j Halley, Air Britain, 1978 p 27
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/196:

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
30-Apr-2018 19:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Nov-2018 19:52 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
06-May-2019 07:43 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Location]
13-Jun-2019 02:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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