Accident Vickers Wellington Mk IC R1326,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53419
 
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Date:Wednesday 12 March 1941
Time:21:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:218 (Gold Coast) Sqn RAF
Registration: R1326
MSN: HA-G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Gouwe Sloot ditch near Opperdoes, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk (KNF/EGYM)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
At 19:11 hrs local time, the Vickers Wellington Ic, R1326, 'HA-G' of 218 (Gold Coast) squadron RAF took off for a mission to Bremen in Germany from RAF Marham, Norfolk. Target is the Focke-Wulf works.

Wellington Mk Ic HA-G R1326 was shot down by Feldwebel Hans Rasper of the 4./NJG 1 (who was flying Bf 110D G9+HR from Bergen airfield) at 21.46hrs, the aircraft crashed into the river at Gouwe Sloot near Opperdoes. The crew were initially buried in the New General Cemetery Opperdoes. The crash site was investigated and items removed by the Dutch Air Force in September 1972.Of the six crew, the four killed named as

Sgt. W.J. Chamberlain,
Sgt. J.H. Collopty,
Sgt. E.J. Coult
F/O W.P. Crosse.

The other two crew members bailed out and were taken prisoner of war.

Sources:

1. https://218squadron.wordpress.com/vickers-wellington-am-form-78-copies-r-series/
2. https://www.backtonormandy.org/the-history/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/wellington/R13261941-03-13.html
3. http://www.nimh.nl/nl/images/1941%20sec_tcm5-7282.pdf
4. https://218squadron.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/r1326.jpg
5. http://www.oldhaltonians.co.uk/pages/rememb/ROH/26.htm
6. https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T0962&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
7. Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
16 July 1941 R1536 218 (Gold Coast) Sqn RAF 6 'Leukeshoeve' farm, Roggel, Limburg w/o

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
15-Jan-2017 23:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Dec-2017 18:43 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator]
13-Nov-2018 07:03 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
09-Mar-2019 13:50 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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