Accident Avro Lancaster Mk III JB703,
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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:156 Sqn RAF
Registration: JB703
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Clayallee street at Berlin-Dahlem -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Warboys, Huntingdonshire
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 00:33 hrs for an operation to Berlin.

The aircraft was shot down by a Bf 110 G-4 of Nachtjagdgeschwader 5, flown by either Hauptmann Werner Hoffmann, Kommandeur of the I. Gruppe, or by Hauptmann Walter Borchers, Kommandeur of the III. Gruppe.
It narrowly missed the Luftgaukommando III building and crashed at the Kronprinzallee street, currently named Clayallee, after US Army general Lucius D. Clay.

For the crew, see Aircrew Remembered.


Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part one
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History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
25 June 1943 EE127 156 Sqn RAF 7 North Sea, off Dutch coast mis

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11-Dec-2019 19:22 TigerTimon Added
11-Dec-2019 19:28 TigerTimon Updated [Source]

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