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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203568
Last updated: 15 January 2021
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Date:20-MAY-1942
Time:01:09
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:76 Squadron Royal Air Force (76 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W7660
C/n / msn: MP-L
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Marche-en-Famenne, province of Luxembourg -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Middleton St George, Durham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:35 hrs for an operation to Mannheim in Germany.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Wilhelm Herget of the Stab II./NJG 4, who was flying a Bf 110.
Aircraft crashed near Marche-en-Famenne (Luxembourg) 22km NNW of St Hubert Belgium. All the crew were made PoW's:

Pilot:1257266 Flt Sgt F W Anderson POW Stalag 3A Luckenwalde. PoW Number 789.
567792 Sgt E K Southward POW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 359.
929732 Sgt C Ilian POW Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 60.
R/60568 Sgt R H Baird RCAF POW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 791.
934281 Sgt J B Gowers POW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 51.
1169044 Sgt A E Redding POW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 84.
R/60719 Sgt RA La Franchise RCAF POW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 65.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
RAF Prisoners of War
Bomber Command Losses 1942
Google Maps
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=W7660


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Dec-2017 22:13 Red Dragon Added
13-Mar-2018 20:57 Anon. Updated [Country]
12-Nov-2018 08:52 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
20-Apr-2020 13:34 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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