Accident Avro Lancaster Mk III DV190,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230950
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Date:Sunday 2 January 1944
Time:03:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster Mk III
Owner/operator:626 Sqn RAF
Registration: DV190
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:200 metres east of Breiteiche, Gardelegen, Sachsen-Anhalt -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 00:16 hrs for an operation to Berlin.
Over Sachsen-Anhalt, 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 six crew members who did not survive rest at the Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.
For more info, see Aircrew Remembered.


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

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
15 February 1944 JB595 626 Sqn RAF 1 runway Erfurt airfield w/o
29 August 1944 ME742 626 Sqn RAF 0 Nyled, 1 km S Båstad (Skane) w/o
5 April 1945 PD295 626 Sqn RAF 7 English Channel mis

Revision history:

27-Nov-2019 18:34 TigerTimon Added
02-Dec-2019 18:30 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
03-Dec-2019 08:11 TigerTimon Updated [Location, Source]
03-Dec-2019 08:12 TigerTimon Updated [Time]

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