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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53945
Last updated: 2 September 2019
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Date:19-MAY-1940
Time:01:55 LT
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V
Owner/operator:51 Squadron Royal Air Force (51 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N1408
C/n / msn: MH-K
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kolenfeld, Wunstorf, Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Dishforth
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 20:20 LT for an operation to an oil refinery plant at Hannover.
Over Germany, hit by Flak of the 2./Reserve-Flak-Abteilung 521 and crashed.
The crew were all made POW's. Sqdn Ldr W H N Turner DFC mid/Fg Off A C Peach/Sgt B J R Wilson/Sgt D S Edmondson/AC2 G B Smith. Smith was sent Heydekrug POW Camp while the rest of the crew were sent to Sagan.

Sources:

http://www.nimh.nl/nl/images/1940%20sec_tcm5-7281.pdf
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 1 1939-1940 page 130 Second Edition
Author:- W R Chorley.
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=N1408


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
19-Jun-2013 11:13 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
11-Mar-2016 15:54 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Jul-2019 18:14 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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