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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233200
Last updated: 24 February 2020
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Time:03:16 LT
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk I
Owner/operator:76 Squadron Royal Air Force (76 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L9531
C/n / msn: MP-R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Wittstedt, Bramstedt, Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Middleton St George, County Durham
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 21:34 LT for an operation to Berlin.
The aircraft was coned by searchlights and shot down by the night fighter crew of Leutnant Autenrieth & Gefreiter Adam of the 6./NJG 1 (based at Stade airfield), who were flying Bf 110 D-3 G9+FN.
All seven bailed out but five fell into a swamp and drowned...

For the crew, see Aircrew Remembered.


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Revision history:

24-Feb-2020 14:00 TigerTimon Added
24-Feb-2020 14:02 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
24-Feb-2020 14:23 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
24-Feb-2020 14:24 TigerTimon Updated [Time]

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