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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52803
Last updated: 24 December 2020
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Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:102 (Ceylon) Squadron Royal Air Force (102 (Ceylon) Sqn RAF)
Registration: R9530
C/n / msn: DY-J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea 10 km northwest of Katwijk aan Zee, Zuid-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Topcliffe
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 23:02 hrs for an operation to Essen in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein of the Ergänzungsstaffel/NJG 2, who was flying a Ju 88 C-6 from Gilze-Rijen airfield.
Four of the crew are still missing in action:

Pilot:J/15520 Plt Off Charles Rae Barr RCAF - Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery 6 H 6 (Washed up Katwijk aan Zee 12 July 42)
Flight Engineer:531369 Sgt James William Brown - Bergen op Zoom 29 B 10 (Washed up N of Callantsoog 10 July 42)
Observer:R/76122 Flt Sgt David Conter RCAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 102
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner:1155037 Sgt Ronald Charles Perriam - Runnymede Memorial Panel 91
Air Gunner:1160674 Sgt John George Smith Rocks- Runnymede Memorial Panel 92
Air Gunner:R/76192 Sgt David MacNeil Smith RCAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 107


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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
16-Jun-2017 07:12 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Jan-2018 17:39 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
14-Oct-2018 17:14 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
30-Apr-2020 18:41 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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