Accident Avro Lancaster Mk I W4840, Sunday 3 January 1943
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Date:Sunday 3 January 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:9 Sqn RAF
Registration: W4840
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near steam pumping station Overhagense Weide at Velp, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Shot down by night fighter pilot Uffz. C. Költringer of the 7./NJG 1, flying a Bf 110 F-4 from Twenthe airfield.

Target: Essen
"Wanganui" – target marking by blind-dropped sky markers when ground concealed by cloud
Takeoff time: 17:32
Pilot : Flight Lieutenant Douglas Herbert Scott Lonsdale DFC RAFVR 61283 [Killed] (NCO:1173218 Commission Gazetted : Friday 21 March, 1941)
Flight Engineer : Sergeant Albert Thomas Riley RAFVR 1253689 [Killed]
Navigator : Flying Officer Kenneth Read Smith RCAF J/8603 [Killed]
Bomb Aimer : Sergeant James Ivor Morris RAFVR 1152974 [Killed]
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner : Warrant Officer Class II Robert Richmond Moore RCAF R/87868 [Killed]
Mid-Upper Gunner : Sergeant Arthur Douglas Smitherman RAFVR 1334611 [Killed]
Rear Gunner : Flight Sergeant Robert Lloyd Dickie RCAF R/97638 [Killed]


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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
27-Dec-2017 10:31 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2018 15:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
03-Jan-2024 07:38 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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