Flugzeugtyp: Lancaster I
Flugzeugkennung: # ME854, UL-D2
Pilot: F/O A.J. Aldridge
Navigator: F/Sgt. Rennie Ross RCAF
Einheit: 576 Squadron
Angriffsziel: Operation Frankfurt
Absturzursache: Abschuss durch deutschen Nachtjäger Hptm. Martin Becker I./NJG6
Absturzort: zwischen Flomborn, Eppelsheim und Gundersheim, 15km NW von Worms
Status: 7 KIA
This aircraft was initially damaged by Anti Aircraft gunfire and then subsequently shot down by Becker.
ME854 did not collide with PD262. PD262 was also shot down by Becker but 8 minutes earlier at 2245.
The Navigator was FSGT Ross Rennie RCAF.
Home Airfield was RAF Elsham-Wolds
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RAAF records suggest that ME854 collided with NF911 of 218 Squadron with all crew members of both crews being killed. NF911 was piloted by F/O Frank Smith.
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