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Lancaster III EE119 MG-N 7 Squadron RAF.

Operation: Berlin. Take off 16.48hrs from Oakington.

(Jun 14, 1946) "...On the files of Polizeimeister Rehberg the following attached report was found (Un-translated).

Translated extracts from his statements as follows: At 19.10 on 22/11/1943 (German time) a large number of aircraft flew over Rinteln toward the East, one turned back, flew very low over the town and crashed into a meadow belonging to herr Nagel of Hessendorf, the full bomb-load must still have been on board, as the aircraft exploded leaving a crater 30 yeards wide and 20 feet deep.


(Jun,19, 1947) "...investigation made at the scene of crash and interrogation of local authoriies, states that the aircraft crashed near Rinteln on the 23/11/1943, presumably 30 miles SW of Hannover, Germany."


Crew members:
• W/O S.G.Dorrell +
• Sgt. D.Gadsden +
• Sgt. G.Hawgood +
• F/S C.L.Hartman RCAF +
• Sgt. F.E.Deavin +
• Sgt. J.W.Harvey +
• F/S I.A.Hastings RAAF +

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Source CWGC, National Archives of Australia and BCL

flight sgt ian angus hastings.jpg flight sgt ian angus hastings grave.jpg
Rank: Flight Sergeant Ian Angus Hastings
Service No: 417482
Born: 10/03/1922, Millicent, South Australia
Date of Death: 23/11/1943
Age: 21
Place of Enlistment: 23/05/1942, 5 Rec.Centr., Adelaide
Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force
Grave Reference: Coll. grave 3. K. 17-21.
Cemetery: Rheinberg War Cemetery
Additional Information: Son of Richard and Isabel Beatrice Hastings, of Adelaide, South Australia.

sergeant john william harvey.jpg
Rank: Sergeant John William Harvey
Trade: Air Gunner
Service No: 1874061
Date of Death: 23/11/1943
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 7 Sqdn.
Grave Reference: Coll. grave 3. K. 17-21.
Cemetery: Rheinberg War Cemetery

sergeant frank ernest deavin.jpg
Rank: Sergeant Frank Ernest Deavin
Trade: Wireless Op./Air Gunner
Service No: 946818
Date of Death: 23/11/1943
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 7 Sqdn.
Grave Reference: Coll. grave 3. K. 17-21.
Cemetery: Rheinberg War Cemetery

pilot officer stanley george dorrell.jpg
Rank: Pilot Officer Stanley George Dorrell
Trade: Pilot
Service No: 169445
Date of Death: 23/11/1943
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 7 Sqdn.
Grave Reference: Coll. grave 3. K. 17-21.
Cemetery: Rheinberg War Cemetery

sergeant david gadsen.jpg
Rank: Sergeant David Gadsden
Trade: Flight Engineer
Service No: 1144460
Date of Death: 23/11/1943
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 7 Sqdn.
Grave Reference: Coll. grave 3. K. 17-21.
Cemetery: Rheinberg War Cemetery

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Rank: Flight Sergeant Clifford Lawrence Hartman
Trade: Air Bomber
Service No: R/140156
Date of Death: 23/11/1943
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force, 7 (R.A.F.) Sqdn
Grave Reference: Coll. grave 3. K. 17-21.
Cemetery: Rheinberg War Cemetery
Additional Information: Son of Dr. C. C. Hartman and Mabel C. Hartman, of Olds, Alberta, Canada.

sergeant gerald hawgood.jpg
Rank: Sergeant Gerald Hawgood
Trade: Navigator
Service No: 909086
Date of Death: 23/11/1943
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 7 Sqdn.
Grave Reference: Coll. grave 3. K. 17-21.
Cemetery: Rheinberg War Cemetery
Additional Information: Son of Walter Pike Hawgood and Ethel Mary Hawgood, of Edgware, Middlesex.
 
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