Lancaster III ED937. AJ-Z

Took off 2159 hrs Scampton and set course for the Eder Dam. Crippled by the detonation of its own weapon and while trying to make base was hit by light flak, crashing 0236 hrs at Netterden, 3 km E of Emmerich.

On the way back, flying again at treetop level, two aircraft were lost. The damaged Z-Zebra was caught by flak near Netterden

Lancaster ED-937 crashte  op Duits Gebied aan de Osterholtweg in Klein-Netterden!
Neergeschoten door “HeimatFlak” in Emmerich!
7 man gesneuveld begraven te Düsseldorf(Nordfriedhof) en na de oorlog overgebracht naar het Reichswald Forrest War Cemetery bij Kleef.
Lancaster ED-778 crashte wel bij Netterden (zie bijlage), op 13 mei 1943!
5 man begraven in Gendringen.



Date: 17-MAY-1943
Time: 02:36
Type: Avro Lancaster Mk.III
Operator: 617 Sqn RAF
Registration: ED937
C/n / msn:
Fatalities: Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Netterden - Germany
Phase: En route
Nature: Military
Departure airport: RAF Scampton
Destination airport: RAF Scampton

After attacking the Mohne Dam on the Dams Raid,the aeroplane was shot down. It had probably also been damaged by the explosion caused by its bomb hitting the top of the dam parapet.S/L H.E.Maudslay, Sgt J.Marriot, F/O R.A.Urquhart, Sgt R.Cottham, P/O M.J.D.Fuller, F/O W.J.D.Tytherleigh and Sgt N.C.Burroughs all lost their lives.



Date: 13-MAY-1943
Type: Avro Lancaster I
Operator: Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: ED778
C/n / msn:
Fatalities: Fatalities: / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Netterden, Gelderland - Netherlands
Nature: Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport: