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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51970
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 I
Owner/operator:487 (NZ) Squadron Royal Air Force (487 (NZ) Sqn RAF)
Registration: AE780
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:van Bosschestraat, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Methwold
Destination airport:
Shot down by Hauptmann D. Wickop of the Stab II/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-S
Takeoff time: 16:43
Pilot F/O. S. McGowan 414996 RNzAF Amsterdam 69 C 9
Nav ba F/O. E.G. Thornber J/13792 RCAF Amsterdam 69 C 9
Wireless op Sgt. C.R. Smith 415563 RNzAF Amsterdam 69 C 9
Air gunner Sgt. I.F. Urlich 41221 RNzAF Survived Injured


Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
01-May-2018 16:34 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Oct-2018 07:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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