Accident Avro Lancaster Mk I W4134, Sunday 3 January 1943
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Date:Sunday 3 January 1943
Time:20:23 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:207 Sqn RAF
Registration: W4134
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:between river Maas and Lindenweg at Asselt, Swalmen, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Langar
Destination airport:
Homebound after bombing Essen. Shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Manfred Meurer of the 3./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 F-4 from Venlo airfield. Those who died were initially buried at Venlo, now buried at Jonkerbos cemetery.

Call Sign: EM-U
Takeoff time: 17:05
Pilot F/Sgt. J.B. Chaster R/92063 RCAF Survived evader, returned
Flight engineer Sgt. W.H. Moger 520643 RAF Jonkerbos 16 D 1 Initially buried at Venlo
Navigator Sgt. G.K. Marwood 1377754 RAF Survived pow
Bomb aimer Sgt. J.K. Banfield 929931 RAF Survived pow
Wireless op Sgt. K.H. Pugh 1310320 RAF Jonkerbos 16 D 2 Initially buried at Venlo
Air gunner Sgt. W.J. Harris 1316851 RAF Jonkerbos 16 D 3 Initially buried Venlo
Air gunner Sgt. I.W. Lineker 1239286 RAF Jonkerbos 16 D 4 Initially buried at Venlo


SGLO database -
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1943 Page 14.

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
13-Mar-2016 08:09 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Mar-2016 19:10 Gloug Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator]
27-Dec-2017 10:31 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2018 09:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
11-Mar-2019 07:10 TigerTimon Updated [Location, Narrative]
17-Jun-2022 01:22 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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