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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51968
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic L37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Ventura Mk II
Owner/operator:487 (NZ) Squadron Royal Air Force (487 (NZ) Sqn RAF)
Registration: AJ200
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fortgracht, Vijfhuizen, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Methwold, Norfolk, UK
Destination airport:
The aircraft is believed to have crashed at Fortgracht, Vijfhuizen. Only the pilot survived and became POW. The three crew members that lost their life were all buried at Haarlemmermeer (Hoofddorp) General Cemetry, the Netherlands. The Ventura was shot down by Oberfeldwebel G. Hütter of the 5./JG 1, flying an Fw 190A from Woensdrecht airfield.

Operation: Ramrod – short range bomber attacks to destroy ground targets, similar to Circus attacks
Target: Amsterdam, local power plant
Call Sign: EG-G
Takeoff time: 16:43
Pilot Sgt. J.D. Sharp 412271 RNzAF Survived pow
Observer Sgt. H. Gibson 1138669 RAF Hoofddorp 1 11
Wo ag Sgt. A. Stevens 1024938 RAF Hoofddorp 1 9
Air gunner Sgt. D.L. Rowland 1323502 RAF Hoofddorp 1 10


Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
11-Dec-2017 12:44 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-May-2018 19:37 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
07-Oct-2018 07:09 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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