Accident Avro Lancaster Mk III JB740,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230951
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Date:Sunday 2 January 1944
Time:03:00 approx
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster Mk III
Owner/operator:100 Sqn RAF
Registration: JB740
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:between Rottorf (Rennau) and Barmke (Helmstedt), Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Grimsby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 00:15 hrs for an operation to Berlin.
The aircraft was shot down by a Junkers Ju 88 night fighter based at Deelen airfield in the Netherlands.
This was either
Leutnant Wendelin Breukel of the 5./NJG 2, who was flying a Ju 88 C-6
Major Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein of the Stab/NJG 2, who was flying Ju 88 R-2 R4+AA.

The seven crew members rest at the Hannover War Cemetery.
For more info, see Aircrew Remembered.


Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part one

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
17 June 1943 ED553 100 Sqn RAF 7 Sumbekestraat, Wommelgem, Antwerp w/o

Revision history:

27-Nov-2019 19:30 TigerTimon Added
27-Nov-2019 20:46 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Location, Source]
02-Dec-2019 18:30 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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