Accident Avro Lancaster Mk I W4919, Monday 24 May 1943
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Date:Monday 24 May 1943
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: W4919
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:2 km east of Bergen, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor
Destination airport:
Shot down by Oberleutnant Manfred Meurer of the 3./NJG 1, flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Venlo airfield.

Target: Dortmund
Call Sign: SR-A

Pilot : Flight Sergeant John Henry Terence Hayes RAAF Aus/411906 [Killed]
Flight Engineer : Sergeant Walter Randall Cook RAFVR 1116625 [Killed]
Navigator : Sergeant Percy George Eames RAFVR 1319738 [Killed]
Bomb Aimer : Sergeant James Park RAFVR 1361100 [Killed]
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner : Sergeant John Warwick Craven Evans RAFVR 1334798 [Killed]
Mid-Upper Gunner : Sergeant Owen Hugh Sibson RCAF R/175992 [Killed]
Rear Gunner : Flight Sergeant Leslie Gordon Smith RCAF R/155648 [Killed]

All lie at the Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands (51.822371 / 5.830618) after initial burials at Venlo.

Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
23-May-2018 19:03 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Oct-2018 05:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
18-May-2024 06:51 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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