Accident Avro Lancaster Mk III JA902,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51060
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Date:Monday 3 January 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster Mk III
Owner/operator:463 Sqn RAAF
Registration: JA902
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Noordoostpolder, near Emmeloord, Overijssel -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Took off from RAF Waddington at 23:13 hrs for an operation to Berlin.
Believed hit by Flak causing bomb load to explode, crashed on low-lying piece of land in the Noordoostpolder.
Four were buried on various dates in Vollenhove (Stad Vollenhove) General Cemetery. The others have no known graves.
Pilot : Pilot Officer Jack Weatherill RAAF Aus/410021 [Killed]
Flight Engineer : Sergeant Albert Edward Cowell RAFVR 1860362 [Killed]
Navigator : Flying Officer John Watson Gage RAFVR 151085 [Killed] (NCO:1323773 Commission Gazetted : Tuesday 27 April, 1943)
Bomb Aimer : Flight Sergeant Francis Noel Looney RAAF Aus/423290 [Killed]
Wireless Operator : Flight Sergeant William Donald Toohey RAAF Aus/426401 [Killed]
Mid-Upper Gunner : Pilot Officer Peter Louis Symonds RAAF Aus/408054 [Killed]
Rear Gunner : Flight Sergeant Colin Hemingway RAAF Aus/417839 [Killed]

Gage, Symonds and Toohey : Runnymede Memorial
Cowell, Hemingway, Looney and Weatherill : Vollenhove General Cemetery

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part one
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1944 Page 25.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
04-Jun-2016 13:34 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Nov-2018 12:54 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
26-Nov-2019 09:41 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
26-Nov-2019 09:45 TigerTimon Updated [Location]
12-Jun-2022 03:08 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
17-Jun-2022 21:12 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
02-Jan-2024 07:59 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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