Accident Avro Lancaster Mk III JA925,
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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:156 Sqn RAF
Registration: JA925
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Berlin-Dahlem -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Warboys, Huntingdonshire
Destination airport:
Take off at 00:19 hrs for an operation to Berlin.

In the immediate post war period, searches by the RAF MRES teams of captured German records, found documents confirming that Lancaster JA925 had crashed in the Berlin-Dahlem (Kiebitz weg und Domane) area at 03.05 hrs on 2 January 1944. The bodies of 6 crew members had been found, and 2 of them were identified. However, no burial details had been recorded in any of the documentation recovered.

Probably, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Werner Hoffmann of the Stab I./NJG 5 (flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Stendal airfield in Sachsen-Anhalt) - (claim) 'Lancaster' Berlin: 6.500 metres at 03:06 hrs.
For the crew, see Aircrew Remembered.


The RAF Casualty file confirmed the crash location.

Also, personal correspondence with Dr Boiten, author of the Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
24 September 1944 PB177 156 Sqn RAF 8 Missing mis

Revision history:

23-Dec-2019 14:49 TigerTimon Added
28-Sep-2020 18:19 Judith Updated [Time, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
17-Nov-2020 16:38 TigerTimon Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
19-Nov-2020 14:43 Judith Updated [Source]
05-Jun-2021 09:55 TigerTimon Updated [Location]

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