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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203925
Last updated: 17 April 2021
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Date:02-JUN-1942
Time:01:55
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:76 Squadron Royal Air Force (76 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W1064
C/n / msn: MP-J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bossut-Gottechain, Grez-Doiceau, Brabant wallon -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Middleton St George, Durham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:06 hrs for participation in the second 1000 bomber raid; this time the target being Essen, Germany.
The aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Leutnant Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer & Unteroffizier Friedrich Rumpelhardt of the Stab II./NJG 1, who had left St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield in Bf 110 E-2 G9+DC.
Those who did not survive rest at Heverlee War Cemetery in Vlaams-Brabant:

1110187 Sgt Thomas Ronald Augustus Wright - Heverlee War Cemetery 2. E. 2.
962219 Sgt William Joseph Norfolk - Evaded MI9 Report 3310 815. FTR Essen June 42 - Comete - Pyrenees July 42
1048296 Sgt J A Oldfield PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 518.
1186627 Sgt Peter Wright - Evaded MI9 Report 3310 816. FTR Essen June 42 - Comete - Pyrenees July 42
989028 Sgt John Robert Thompson - Heverlee War Cemetery 2. E. 1.
402115 Plt Off W B Mulligan RNZAF PoW Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 292.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.evasioncomete.org/fnorfolwj.html
http://www.evasioncomete.org/fwrightpe.html
https://luchtvaartgeschiedenis.be/content/halifax-bij-grez-doiceau
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=W1064+
Google Maps
RAF Prisoners of War
CWGC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jan-2018 18:54 Red Dragon Added
12-Nov-2018 08:53 Nepa Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
23-Apr-2020 19:59 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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