21/22-05-1944 (SGLO T3686) AVRO Lancaster Mk III ND559 GT-J

Loss Chart on T3686
Day or Night of Operation 22/22 May 1944
Target Duisburg
Aircraft AVRO Lancaster Mk III
Built by AVRO
c/n or Werknr
Serial or Stammkenzeichen ND559
Call Sign or Verbandskenzeichen GT-J
Unit 156 SQN
Air Force RAF
Take off time 22.44
Airfield Upwood
Crashed at 01.52
Cause of the Crash Shot down by NF Hptm. M. Drewes of Stab III/NJG 1
Crash Location Crashed near Molenaarsgraaf (ne of Dordrecht)
Province Zuid-Holland
Salvaged by
Salvage date
Wreckage sent to
Source Chorley W.R. Bomber Command Losses 1944 page 232
Additional source Archive H. Welting for location, time and crew data;
“Wespennest III” page 222 by A.A. Jansen
Last update January 2017
Function Mil Rank Name Hon Mil Reg Age Air Force Cemetery Grave Remark
Pilot F/Sgt. W.J. Ward 1576902 RAF Survived POW
Flight Engineer Sgt. S.G. Smith 1466984 RAF Molenaarsgraaf 49-50
Navigator F/Sgt. E.E.E. Roberts 1422157 RAF Molenaarsgraaf 49-50
Bomb Aimer F/Sgt. R. Keating 1338063 RAF Molenaarsgraaf 49-50
Wireless Op F/Sgt. R.G. Watts 1183531 RAF Molenaarsgraaf 49-50
Air Gunner Sgt. J.T.E. McCaffery 1374780 RAF Molenaarsgraaf 49-50
Air Gunner S/L. J.E. Blair DFC DFM 136172 RAF Molenaarsgraaf 49-50

Also see:
Februari 2017 Lancaster in de Polder – de laatste vlucht van de ND559

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