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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52865
Last updated: 10 November 2020
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Date:31-MAY-1942
Time:02:07 LT
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk I
Owner/operator:1652 CU Royal Air Force (1652 CU RAF)
Registration: L9605
C/n / msn: GV-Y
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:east-southeast of Weert, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marston Moor, Yorkshire, UK
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:59 hrs for participation in the first 1000 bomber raid with target Köln, Germany.
The aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Oberleutnant Reinhold Knacke & Unteroffizier Helmut Fischer of the 1./NJG 1, who were flying Bf 110 G9+AH from Venlo airfield.
The crew bailed out except for one crew member, Sgt. Kenneth Manley died in the crash and is buried at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, the Netherlands. *Sgt Lowman was killed on 19 April 1945 when Allied fighter bombers strafed the Prisoner of War column:

Pilot:60115 Flt Lt S G Wright PoW Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 387.
*Flight Engineer:570626 Sgt Hugh Percival Lowman PoW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 431/Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Grave 11 N11.
Observer:NZ/404532 Fg Off D G Cookson RNZAF PoW Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 401.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:964024 Sgt R J Tavener PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 447.
Air Gunner:951350 Sgt Kenneth James Arthur Manley - Jonkerbos War Cemetery Grave 16.H.3.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1530&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/wright-sg.html
http://www.ww2.dk/air/njagd/njg1.htm
CWGC
RAF Prisoner of War


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
31-Aug-2014 09:11 gerard57 Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2017 08:25 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Jan-2018 13:35 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
20-Nov-2018 19:40 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]
21-Apr-2020 09:52 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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