Accident Avro Lancaster Mk I W4960, Saturday 12 June 1943
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Date:Saturday 12 June 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:460 Sqn RAAF
Registration: W4960
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Sluipwijk, Bodegraven-Reeuwijk, Zuid-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Binbrook, UK
Destination airport:
Shot down by night fighter pilot Oberfeldwebel Heinz Oloff of the 2./NJG 1, flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Gilze-Rijen airfield.

Target: Düsseldorf
Call Sign: AR-R
Takeoff time: 21:47

Pilot : Flight Sergeant Robert Stanley Christie RAAF Aus/416324 [Killed]
Flight Engineer : Sergeant Reginald Sydney Kerwin RAFVR 777739 [Killed]
Navigator : Flight Sergeant Jack Heath RAAF Aus/408309 [Killed]
Bomb Aimer : Flight Sergeant John Harold Horwood RAAF Aus/414352 [Killed]
Wireless Operator : Sergeant Reginald Lawrence Lewis RAFVR 1380317 [Killed]
Mid-Upper Gunner : Flying Officer Bruce William Bennett RAAF Aus/420637 [Killed]
Rear Gunner : Flight Sergeant Peter John Hogan RAAF Aus/413866 [Killed]

All lie at the Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands (51.822371 / 5.830618)


Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 Part One
Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
05-Dec-2016 19:32 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Jun-2018 10:35 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Oct-2018 19:40 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
19-Jun-2022 19:21 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
26-May-2024 07:16 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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