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Lancaster ED864

Aircraft Model:Avro Lancaster Mk. III
Manufacturer:A.V. Roe (Manchester)
Units:No. 617 Squadron, RAF


17 May 1943Aircraft collided with high tension wires near Marbeck, 5 km SSE of Borken, while en route to the Möhne Dam.
Pilot: F/Lt WILLIAM ASTELL, RAFVR 60283 (Killed)
Crew: Sgt JOHN KINNEAR, RAF 635123 (Killed)
Crew: P/O FLOYD ALVIN WILE, RCAF J/16872 (Killed)
Crew: F/O DONALD HOPKINSON, RAFVR 127817 (Killed)
Crew: WO2 ABRAM GARSHOWITZ, RCAF R/84377 (Killed)
Crew: F/Sgt FRANCIS ANTHONY GARBAS, RCAF R/103201 (Killed)
Crew: Sgt RICHARD BOLITHO, RAFVR 1211045 (Killed)


Chorley, W.R. 2007 Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War - Volume 4: 1943. Hinckley: Midland Publishing.

Robertson, B. 1979 British Military Aircraft Serials, 1911-1979. Cambridge: Patrick Stephens Ltd.

Record updated on 20 April 2018.


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