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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227345
Last updated: 22 July 2019
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Date:22-JUL-1940
Time:01:22 LT
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V
Owner/operator:78 Squadron Royal Air Force (78 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N1487
C/n / msn: EY-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Sprakel (Münster) and Gimbte (Greven), Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Dishforth, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 21:51 LT for an operation to the marshalling yards at Hamm and Soest (Nordrhein-Westfalen).
Coned by searchlights and shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Werner Streib of the 2./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Borkenberge airfield.

For the crew, see Aircrew Remembered.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=N1487
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Jul-2019 15:07 TigerTimon Added
22-Jul-2019 09:18 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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