Incident Avro Lancaster Mk III JB548,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230947
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Date:Sunday 2 January 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster Mk III
Owner/operator:57 Sqn RAF
Registration: JB548
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Frenswegen, Nordhorn, GB, Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF East Kirkby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 00:06 hrs for an operation to Berlin.
Over Niedersachsen, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Major Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein of the Stab/NJG 2 (based at Deelen airfield in the Netherlands), who was flying Ju 88 R-2 R4+AA.

The seven crew were all taken prisoner of war.


Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part one
List of crashes of Allied aircraft between 1 January and 29 February 1944, included in MACR files (|38647790)

Revision history:

27-Nov-2019 18:15 TigerTimon Added
02-Dec-2019 18:29 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
03-Dec-2019 08:03 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Location, Source]
08-Jun-2022 21:51 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
25-Jun-2022 04:19 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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