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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52828
Last updated: 25 April 2020
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Date:04-JUN-1942
Time:00:55
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:76 Squadron Royal Air Force (76 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R9457
C/n / msn: MP-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Belkmerweg road, Sint Maartensvlotbrug, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Middleton St. George, Durham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:16 hrs for an operation to Bremen in Germany.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Hauptmann Helmut Lent & Feldwebel Walter Kubisch of the Stab II./NJG 2, who were flying Bf 110 F-4 R4+AC from Leeuwarden airfield.
Two crew members were taken prisoner, three crew members are buried at the Bergen War Cemetery and two crew members are still missing. They are presumed to have died:

Pilot:1051815 Flt Sgt John Walter Stell - Runnymede Memorial Panel 76
Flight Engineer:567756 Sgt D H Nelson PoW
Observer:924344 Sgt William Archer - Bergen General Cemetery Plot 1. Row C. Grave 6.
Bomb Aimer:136094 Sgt R C Cockburn PoW
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:947475 Sgt. Douglas Perry Brooks - Bergen General Cemetery Plot 1. Row C. Grave 5.
Air Gunner:938264 Sgt Ronald Greenwood - Bergen General Cemtery Plot 1. Row C. Grave 4.
Air Gunner:1010560 Flt Sgt Charles Ronald Metcalfe - Runnymede Memorial Panel 75

Sources:

http://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/item2.php?SGLO=T1570
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
Google Maps
http://www.dorpskrantdeuijtkijk.nl/nw-7702-7-36405/nieuws/op_zoek_naar_engelse_bommenwerper.html
http://www.network54.com/Forum/261665/thread/1101034300/last-1101146069/Another+Dutch+Halifax+investigation
CWGC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
01-Nov-2015 14:40 gerard57 Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2015 17:56 Faun Updated [Operator]
03-Jun-2017 10:36 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Jan-2018 18:38 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2018 08:53 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Operator]
25-Apr-2020 11:10 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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