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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52438
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:21 Squadron Royal Air Force (21 Sqn RAF)
Registration: AE707
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 km west of Rilland, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Methwold, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Shot down by an Fw 190 A-4 of the 6./JG 1, which had taken off from Woensdrecht airfield.
Operation: ‘Operation Oyster’, a pin-point daylight raid on the Philips electrical works at Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
Takeoff time: 11:27hrs
Pilot P/O. H.T. Bichard (121083) RAF - Survived pow
Navigator Sgt. R.C. Lamerton (1376980) RAF - killed
Wireless op P/O. A.L. Saundres (121544) RAF - Survived pow
Air gunner Sgt. D.E. Clift (931082) RAF - Survived pow


Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
04-Dec-2017 11:13 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Jan-2018 15:01 XindelX Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
30-Aug-2020 10:11 soucek56 Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative, Operator]

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