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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204321
Last updated: 25 November 2020
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Date:09-JUN-1942
Time:02:38 claim
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:35 (Madras Presidency) Squadron Royal Air Force (35 (Madras Presidency) Sqn RAF)
Registration: W1021
C/n / msn: TL-J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Diegem, Machelen, Vlaams-Brabant (claim location) -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Linton-on-Ouse (takeoff at 23:12 hrs)
Destination airport:Essen, Germany
Narrative:
Homebound they were attacked and shot down by Oblt Eckart-Wilhelm von Bonin 6./NJG1 - Dieghem 4km NE of Brussels: 4,600m at 02:38. All the crew were made Prisoners of War.

Crew
Flt Sgt J K Watson PoW ?
1377120 Sgt T A Drower PoW Stalag Luft Barth Vogelsang. PoW Number 497.
986947 Sgt E Corcoran PoW Stalag Luft Heydekrug. PoW Number 491.
NZ/402024 Sgt S G Cooper RNZAF PoW Stalag Luft Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 492.
1168712 Sgt R A Yates PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 537.
1314734 Sgt H G Pike PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 520.
1375480 Sgt D Wrampling PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 367

Sources:

Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1
Bomber Command Losses 1942
RAF Prisoners of War
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jan-2018 18:16 Red Dragon Added
27-Oct-2018 16:11 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
29-Apr-2020 17:56 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]

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