Accident Avro Lancaster Mk I W4311, Friday 25 June 1943
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Date:Friday 25 June 1943
Time:01:29 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: W4311
MSN: SR-O
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Maas river near Grubbenvorst, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shot down by night fighter pilot Major Günther Radusch of the Stab II./NJG 3 (detached to Stab I./NJG 1), flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Venlo airfield.

Target: Wuppertal, Germany

Crew:-
Pilot : Sergeant John Edward William Lane RAFVR 1390339 [Killed]
Flight Engineer : Sergeant Ronald William Ridgley RAFVR 1320885 [Killed]
Navigator : Sergeant Terence William Connor RAF 658849 [Killed]
Bomb Aimer : Sergeant Stanley Frank Barker RAFVR 1338327 [Killed]
Wireless Operator : Sergeant Stanley Ernest Williams RAFVR 1386325 [Killed]
Mid-Upper Gunner : Sergeant Norman Fotheringham RAFVR 1560291 [Killed]
Rear Gunner : Sergeant Albert Twohy RAFVR 702593 [Killled]

All lie at the Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands (51.822371 / 5.830618) except Sergeant Williams who is remembered at the Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom (51.437693 / -0.564745)

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 part two
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=&date=&location=&pn=W4311&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
06-Dec-2018 08:18 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Dec-2018 16:57 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
20-Jun-2022 00:33 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
07-Jun-2024 07:20 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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