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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233200
Last updated: 24 February 2020
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Date:13-AUG-1941
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
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Middleton St George, County Durham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=L9531
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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