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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204605
Last updated: 26 January 2021
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Date:17-JUN-1942
Time:02:40 LT
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:102 (Ceylon) Squadron Royal Air Force (102 (Ceylon) Sqn RAF)
Registration: W7652
C/n / msn: DY-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hamminkeln, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Topcliffe, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:05 hrs for an operation to Essen in Nordrhein-Westfalen.

As soon as it dropped its bombs on the target, the aircraft was hit by heavy (schwere) Flak of the 1.-3./Reserve-Flak-Abteilung 643. The Halifax was abandoned by the crew in the vicinity of Wesel:

1262838 Sgt H E Batchelder DFM PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 305.
542596 Sgt F Bell PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 307.
1376246 Sgt G R D B Hobsbawn PoW Stalag Luft Heydekrug. PoW Number 324.
1261722 Sgt F L Ringham PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 355.
J/9583 Plt Off E McG McRae RCAF PoW Stalag Luft Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 294.
613472 Sgt R H Rivers PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 354.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=W7652
Google Maps
Bomber Command Losses 1942
RAF Prisoners of War


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jan-2018 19:01 Red Dragon Added
07-Sep-2018 18:19 Molly Updated [Total fatalities]
14-Oct-2018 17:15 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
27-Jan-2020 17:48 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location]
04-Feb-2020 11:04 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Operator]
29-Apr-2020 21:02 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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