ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58858
Last updated: 18 June 2013
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Narrative:Flying at low level en route to attack the Dortmund Ems Canal, the aeroplane climbed to avoid a church steeple. A light flak gun opened up and struck the starboard inner fuel tank igniting it. EE144 crashed on the edge of town. Most of the crew flew with Guy Gibson on the Dams Raid.S/L G.W.Holden,Sgt D.J.Powell,F/Lt H.T.Taerum,F/Lt R.E.G.Hutchinson,F/O F.M.Spafford,P/O G.A.Deering,F/O H.J.Pringle and P/O T.A.Meikle all lost their lives.
|Type:||Avro Lancaster Mk.III|
|Operator:||617 Sqn RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||RAF Conningsby|
|Destination airport:||RAF Conningsby|
||Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]|
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