Avro 683 Lancaster | R5622 | OL-C

Avro 683 Lancaster | R5622 | OL-C

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Source
REVI No.47, REVI Publications, P.O. Box 143, Svojsikova 1588, 70800 Ostrava-Poruba, Czech Rebuplic. ISBN: 1211-0744

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This Avro Lancaster В Mk.I was hit by flak during a raid on Skoda plants in Pilsen on the night of 16/17 April 1943. The plane crashed near Dobrany, thus becoming the first Allied machine shot down over the Czech territory, and its crew was the first to die here as well (Flight engineer F/Sgt Beaven one of them). Photo of R5622 was not available. Therefore colour artwork is reconstructed according to other No. 83 Squadron aircraft.


Aircraft model

683 Lancaster

Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_the_united_kingdom.svg United Kingdom | Military

Registration number

OL-C

Serial number

R5622

Aircraft

Avro 683 Lancaster | R5622 | OL-C

Aviator

Beaven

Avro 683 Lancaster | R5622 | OL-C