Incident Avro Lancaster Mk I PA169,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49309
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Date:Monday 1 January 1945
Time:11:55 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:467 Sqn RAAF
Registration: PA169
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:east of the Loonsedijk road at Merselo, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Waddington
Destination airport:RAF Waddington
PA169 - Missing on mission to Ladbergen. 1.1.1945.
Mission : Ladbergen. Took off from RAF Waddington at 0734 hrs to bomb the Dortmond-Ems Kanel near Ladbergen. Hit by flak nearing the AP but continued with the attack and bombed at 1117 hrs at 11700 ft. Turning away, hit for a second time this time in No 1 port petrol tank. Despite his skills in cross-feeding fuel supplies. Sgt Wilson was unable to prevent both port engines failing. A valiant effort by all members ensured the Lancaster regained the Allies lines, where it was abandoned and crashed near the hamlet at Hansenberg (Limberg), 3 km NW of Venray. The two injured airmen were taken to a hospital in Eindhoven
Fg Off M G Bache DSO RAAF (Safe)
Sgt E Wilson (Safe/Inj)
Flt Sgt S H Nelson RAAF (Safe)
Fg Off L E Pattison RAAF (Safe)
Flt Sgt C J Dreger RAAF (Safe)
Flt Sgt L G Court RAAF (Safe)
Flt Sgt J M Jay (Safe)


Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1945 Page 25.
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Other occurrences involving this aircraft
22 June 1944 ED532 467 Sqn RAAF 8 Sundern, Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen w/o


Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
17-Aug-2013 15:41 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
15-Dec-2014 09:37 wilbur Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
17-May-2016 13:36 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Nov-2019 10:14 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Phase, Source, Embed code]

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