Accident Avro Lancaster Mk I ME613, Thursday 22 June 1944
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Date:Thursday 22 June 1944
Time:02:09 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:101 Sqn RAF
Registration: ME613
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Drunen, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Ludford Magna
Destination airport:
Took off from RAF Ludford Magna at 23:14 hrs for a bombing operation against the synthetic oil plant at Wesseling in Germany.

Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Unteroffizier Koppelmeyer of the 6./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Deelen airfield; crashed at Drunen, a large village 3 km east of Waalwijk, on the land of Mr Lambooy.
Fg Off Cook RCAF, who came from Santa FE in Tennessee, is buried in the Canadian section of the Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery while the others who died rest at Jonkerbos War Cemetery. Sgt Jagger was the specialist operator:

Fg Off S W Cook RCAF (KIA) - Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery
Sgt A C Payton (POW)
Sgt J S Francis (KIA) - Jonkerbos War Cemetery (Gelderland)
Flt Lt W E Lockwood (POW)
Sgt A E Holmes (KIA) - Jonkerbos War Cemetery (Gelderland)
Sgt D Jagger (KIA) - Jonkerbos War Cemetery (Gelderland)
Sgt J M Starr RCAF (POW)
Fg Off M G Gillespie RCAF (POW)

Royal Air force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World war 1944 Page 293.
Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part three

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
17-Jun-2015 11:06 gerard57 Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2015 18:46 DB Updated [Operator]
20-Jun-2016 17:11 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Oct-2018 05:33 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
15-Oct-2020 19:09 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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