Accident Avro Lancaster Mk I DV308,
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Date:Sunday 2 January 1944
Time:05:46 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:101 Sqn RAF
Registration: DV308
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Grandrieu, Sivry-Rance, Hainaut -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Operation - Berlin.

The aircraft was damaged by night fighter pilot Major Wilhelm Herget of the Stab I./NJG 4, who was flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Florennes airfield. Damaged in the main fuel tank, it exploded in mid-air.

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
21 July 1944 LL779 101 Sqn RAF 8 end of Ossenkapelweg road, Handel, Noord-Brabant w/o
13 August 1944 PB258 101 Sqn RAF 2 Barver, Niedersachsen w/o
3 February 1945 PB457 101 Sqn RAF 0 RAF Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire, England w/o
23 February 1945 PA237 101 Sqn RAF 7 Gültstein southeast of Herrenberg w/o

Revision history:

11-Dec-2019 20:12 TigerTimon Added
11-Dec-2019 20:18 TigerTimon Updated [Location, Country, Narrative]

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