Accident Avro Lancaster Mk I ED355, Thursday 17 December 1942
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Date:Thursday 17 December 1942
Time:20:22
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:44 (Rhodesia) Sqn RAF
Registration: ED355
MSN: KM-D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Waterloo at Ypecolsga, Friesland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Waddington
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Operation - Nienburg, Germany.

The aircraft was intercepted and shot down by the night fighter crew of Hauptmann Helmut Lent & Feldwebel Walter Kubisch of the Stab IV./NJG 1, who had taken off from Leeuwarden at 19:45 hrs, in Bf 110 G-4 G9+AF; crashed onto a road between Waterloo & Harich (Friesland). The remains of the bomber were found in 1951 during road construction.

Crew:-
Pilot : Flight Sergeant John Glen Dening RAAF Aus/405576 [Killed]
Flight Engineer : Sergeant John Arthur Callan RAF 567483 [Killed]
Observer : Flying Officer Maurice Alfred Nias RAFVR 120242 (NCO:655934 : Commission Gazetted Tuesday 26 May, 1942) [Killed]
Observer : Sergeant Gordon Bowden Wilkinson RAFVR 1319418 [Killed]
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner : Sergeant Leonard George Powell RAFVR 1359999 [Killed]
Mid-Upper Gunner : Flight Sergeant William McBain James Stark RCAF R/92640 [Killed]
Rear Gunner : Flight Sergeant Edward Croal RAAF Aus/411996 [Killed]

All lie at the Jonkerbos cemetery, Gelderland except Sgt Wilkinson and F/Sgt Croal who rest at the Ypecolsga cemetery.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1951&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Bomber Command Losses 1942 William Chorley
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
Google Maps
Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
04-Jun-2010 00:46 Snowy Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
04-Jun-2010 00:50 Snowy Updated [Narrative]
13-Apr-2015 15:25 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
15-Dec-2017 11:26 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2018 04:34 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]
06-Nov-2020 19:13 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
24-Apr-2024 17:42 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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