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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203837
Last updated: 25 March 2021
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Date:02-JUN-1942
Time:00:46 LT
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:10 Squadron Royal Air Force (10 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L9623
C/n / msn: ZA-O
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Westerschelde estuary near Cadzand, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Leeming
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:56 hrs for participation in the second 1000 bomber raid; this time the target being Essen, Germany.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was ditched off the Dutch coast after being damaged by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein of the 9./NJG 2, who was flying a Ju 88 C-6 from Gilze-Rijen airfield.
The Squadron was informed on 6 June 1942 that they all crew members had been rescued except for Sgt Whitfield:

Plt Off E R Senior / injured
Sgt Hessel / injured
Sgt Griffiths
Sgt Hampton
Plt Off Collar
954271 Sgt John Whitfield - Runnymede Memorial Panel 96.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/senior-edward.html
Google Maps
Bomber Command Losses 1942
CWGC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jan-2018 21:04 Red Dragon Added
02-Nov-2018 19:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
23-Apr-2020 19:01 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
23-Apr-2020 19:02 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
23-Apr-2020 19:11 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Location]
23-Apr-2020 19:12 TigerTimon Updated [Damage]

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