Accident Avro Lancaster Mk I LL919,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 315076
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Date:Thursday 27 April 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:619 Sqn RAF
Registration: LL919
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Landeville, Haute-Marne -   France
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Dunholme Lodge
Destination airport:Schweinfurt
Aircraft took off at 21h32 on the 26th. It was intercepted and shot down on RTB by a night fighter of 8./NJG1 flown by Oblt Dietrich Schmidt.

The 6 dead crew members are buried in the churchyard at Landeville near the crash site. The sole survivor was made a prisonner of war.

Pilot : Flight Lieutenant Guy Godfrey Charles (Nip) Gunzi RAFVR 169429 (NCO:1293787 : Commission Gazetted Tuesday 01 February, 1944) [Killed]
Flight Engineer : Flight Sergeant Ernest George Cass RAF 573138 [Killed]
Navigator : Flying Officer Nickolas Vlassie RCAF J/28974 [Killed]
Bomb Aimer : Flight Sergeant James Walter Mills RAF 928841 [PoW]
Wireless Operator : Flight Sergeant Alan Pickstone RAFVR 1436408 [Killed]
Mid-Upper Gunner : Pilot Officer Lewis Leslie Feindell RCAF J/86639 [Killed]
Rear Gunner : Sergeant Kenneth Frank RAFVR 1590367 [Killed]


619 Sqn wartime records from The National Archives UK
Personnel files of both RCAF crew members containing loss report from RCAF historical microfilms
Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
11 April 1944 LL784 619 Sqn RAF 5 'De Weide' between Hapert and Duizel; Noord-Brabant w/o

Revision history:

10-Jun-2023 14:55 tachel Added
10-Jun-2023 14:56 tachel Updated
26-Apr-2024 06:30 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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