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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53820
Last updated: 31 July 2019
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Date:25-AUG-1940
Time:03:00 LT
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V
Owner/operator:77 Squadron Royal Air Force (77 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N1473
C/n / msn: KN-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:IJweg 689, Vijfhuizen, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Cottam, East Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V N1473 (KN-N) of 77 Squadron, RAF. Written off (destroyed) 25-08-1940 when lost on combat operations.

N1473 was shot down by flak over Noord Holland,2km from Vijfhuizen, on September 25th 1940. (Target: Augsburg, Germany). All five crew were killed. Crew of Whitley N1473 were:

Sgt. James Walter Ward RAFVR (Pilot, Service Number 741435, aged 24) - KIA
Pilot Officer Charles James Drogo Montague DFC (Pilot, Service Number 41863, aged 19) - KIA
Sgt. Edwin Jack Clarke (WOp/Air gunner, Service Number 759120, aged 20) - KIA
Sgt. Ronald Trevor Penny (Observer, Service Number 751121, aged 23) - KIA
Sgt. Arthur Frank Webber (WOp/Air gunner, Service Number 647419, aged 21) - KIA

The bodies of all five were recovered and buried at Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

Sources:

1. https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T0791&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
2. http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=N1473
3. https://studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/24-25-08-1940-sglo-t0791-armstrong-whitworth-whitley-mk-v-n1473-kn/
4. https://aviationtrails.wordpress.com/2017/04/16/
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2619734/ward,-james-walter/
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2619649/montagu,-charles-james-drogo/
7. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2619541/clarke,-edwin-jack/
8. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2619670/penny,-ronald-trevor/
9. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2619741/webber,-arthur-frank/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
05-Oct-2018 20:57 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Nov-2018 14:06 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Operator]
20-Mar-2019 12:42 Cobar Updated [Location, Narrative]
31-Jul-2019 05:44 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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