Date & Time: Mar 26, 1942
Type of aircraft:
Avro 679 Manchester
Operator:
Registration:
L7465
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Bombing
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Scampton - Scampton
Country:
Belgium
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
7
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The aircraft left RAF Scampton at 2045LT on March 25 on a bombing mission to Essen, Germany. While overflying Belgium by night, the aircraft was shot down by the German Flak and crashed in Lichtaart, some 12 km southwest of Turnhout. All seven crew members were killed.
Crew (83rd Squadron):
P/O Christopher Hugh Danielsen, pilot,
Sgt Paul Markides, pilot,
F/Sgt Albert Woodcock, pilot,
F/O Donald McConachie,
Sgt Thomas Henry Miller, wireless operator and air gunner,
Sgt Colin Clement Smith, wireless operator and air gunner,
Sgt Alan Gordon Jaye, air gunner.
Probable cause:
Shot down by the German Flak.