Accident Avro Lancaster Mk III JB476,
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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: JB476
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:western part of Berlin -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Warboys, Huntingdonshire
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 00:38 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.

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 ED858 156 Sqn RAF 7 Spiel, Titz, Nordrhein-Westfalen w/o
28 July 1943 EE178 156 Sqn RAF 6 Glinstedt, Gnarrenburg, Niedersachsen w/o

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11-Dec-2019 19:25 TigerTimon Added

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