Accident Avro Lancaster Mk III JB737,
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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 III
Owner/operator:405 (Vancouver) Sqn RCAF
Registration: JB737
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise, Pas-de-Calais (62) -   France
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Gransden Lodge, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 00:37 hrs for an operation to 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
20 October 1943 JB348 405 (Vancouver) Sqn RCAF 6 Harrenstätte, Spahnharrenstätte, Niedersachsen w/o

Revision history:

12-Dec-2019 08:29 TigerTimon Added
12-Dec-2019 08:30 TigerTimon Updated [Cn]
12-Dec-2019 08:30 TigerTimon Updated [Operator]

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