Accident Avro Lancaster Mk III PB188,
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Date:Saturday 11 November 1944
Time:19:28 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster Mk III
Owner/operator:83 Sqn RAF
Registration: PB188
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:railway station of Hamburg-Harburg -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Took off at 16:38 hrs for an operation against the Rhenania-Ossag oil refinery at Harburg in Hamburg.

The Lanc was hit by heavy (schwere) Flak; crashed at the railway station.
Pilot : Flight Lieutenant Davis Austin Jennings RAAF Aus/408349 [PoW]
Flight Engineer : Flight Sergeant Stanley Charles Burleigh DFM RAF 1711577 [PoW]
Navigator : Flying Officer Philip Henry George RAF 145372 [PoW] (NCO:1587014 Commission Gazetted : Tuesday 20 July, 1943)
Bomb Aimer : Warrant Officer Herbert William Turton RAF 188227 [PoW]
Wireless Operator : Pilot Officer Gordon William Hughes RAAF Aus/417192 [PoW]
Mid-Upper Gunner : Pilot Officer Brian John Francis Hayes DFM RAAF Aus/33086 [PoW]
Rear Gunner : Pilot Officer Albert Cyril Mathews DFC RAFVR 183423 [Killed] (NCO:749526 Commission Gazetted : Tuesday 10 October, 1944)

Pilot Officer Matthews is missing in action and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.


Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part five
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Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999
Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
24 August 1943 ED984 83 Sqn RAF 6 Nunsdorf, Zossen, Brandenburg w/o
20 October 1943 JB154 83 Sqn RAF 7 near Anreep, Drenthe w/o
2 January 1944 ND354 83 Sqn RAF 7 Lutten, Goldenstedt, Niedersachsen w/o
11 April 1944 ND389 83 Sqn RAF 7 Boensberg, Merksplas, Antwerp w/o
9 May 1945 PB616 83 Sqn RAF 0 B.112 Rheine/Hopsten ALG w/o

Revision history:

25-Aug-2013 17:25 JINX Added
07-Dec-2015 18:20 Froome Updated [Operator]
08-Sep-2021 17:30 TigerTimon Updated [Date, Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Nov-2023 07:11 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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