Accident Avro Lancaster Mk III ND815, Tuesday 6 June 1944
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Date:Tuesday 6 June 1944
Time:05:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster Mk III
Owner/operator:97 (The Straits Settlements) Sqn RAF
Registration: ND815
MSN: OF-G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Osmanville, Calvados -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Coningsby (takeoff at 03:08 hrs)
Destination airport:Pointe du Hoc Normandy France
Narrative:
The aircraft was shot down by Feldwebel Kurt Eisele of the 3./SKG 10, flying a Focke-Wulf Fw 190G and engaged in a reconnaissance sortie of the French Atlantic coast.

Crew:-
Pilot : Lieutenant (Army) F V Jespersen RNorwayAF [Killed]
Flight Engineer : Sergeant Gerald John James Ashpole RAFVR 1866432 [Killed]
Navigator : Sergeant C A Munster RNorwayAF [Killed]
Bomb Aimer : Sergeant K B Magnus RNorwayAF [Killed]
Wireless Operator : Sergeant K Pedersen RNorwayAF [Killed]
Mid-Upper Gunner : Flying Officer William Robert McCutcheon RCAF J/37150 [Killed]
Rear Gunner : Sergeant J E H Evensen RNorwayAF [Killed]

Sources:

https://www.aerosteles.net/steleen-osmanville-lancaster
Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part three
https://francecrashes39-45.net/page_fiche_av.php?id=1274
http://ww2.dk/oob/bestand/schlacht/biskg10.html
Google Maps
Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Nov-2019 07:19 tachel Added
19-May-2021 18:30 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-May-2024 17:28 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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