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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203928
Last updated: 17 March 2021
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Date:02-JUN-1942
Time:night
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:102 (Ceylon) Squadron Royal Air Force (102 (Ceylon) Sqn RAF)
Registration: R9529
C/n / msn: DY-H
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Haus Schuir mansion, Schuirweg 74, Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Dalton
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:20 hrs for participation in the second 1000 bomber raid; this time the target being Essen.
The aircraft was hit by heavy Flak of the 1./schwere Reserve-Flak-Abteilung 233 and crashed. The entire crew were killed. They were initially buried in the Nordfriedhof in Dusseldorf and on 30th November 1946 were finally re-interred in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery:

Pilot:1378361 Sgt Edmund George Newell - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 9. E. 8.
Flight Engineer: 569972 Sgt Cedric Reginald Rowlinson - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Grave 9:E:12
Navigator:101529 Plt Off Thomas Maughan Carter - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 9. E. 9.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1169891 Sgt Guy Maurice Selwyn - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 9. E. 2.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:987750 Sgt Dreacus Callum Grieve - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 9. E. 10.
Air Gunner:902613 Sgt James Barcraft Teesdale-Smith - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 9. E. 11.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=R9529
Google Maps
http://undyingmemory.net/kedington/rowlinson-cedric.html
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jan-2018 20:22 Red Dragon Added
14-Oct-2018 17:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
22-Dec-2018 13:23 TB Updated [Location, Source]
22-Apr-2020 21:03 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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