Accident Avro Lancaster Mk I W4897,
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Date:Sunday 2 January 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:463 Sqn RAAF
Registration: W4897
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:English Channel off Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, Dunkerque, Nord 59 -   France
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Operation - Berlin.

The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Ludwig Meister of the 1./NJG 4, who was flying Bf 110 G-4 3C+SJ from Florennes airfield in Belgium.

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
6 November 1944 NF990 463 Sqn RAAF 2 road between Lotte - Tecklenburger Land; Nordrhein-Westfalen w/o
4 December 1944 PB792 463 Sqn RAAF 6 Le Hohwald, Bas-Rhin département w/o

Revision history:

12-Dec-2019 08:20 TigerTimon Added
23-Dec-2019 08:21 TigerTimon Updated [Time]
01-Jul-2022 09:46 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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