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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52211
Last updated: 19 February 2018
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Date:27-JAN-1943
Time:11:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated B-24D Liberator
Owner/operator:44BG/68BS
Registration: 41-23690
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:crashed in the Waddenzee between Harlingen - Terschelling -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Shipdham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-4 Wnr. 5604 'gelbe 3' of the 12./JG 1 piloted by Fw Fritz Koch crashed into the left wing.
The primary target as briefed was Wilhelmshaven, Germany, but due to severe weather and poor
navigation, it was decided to hit a 'target of opportunity': the Lemmer harbour in the Netherlands.

Call Sign: WQ-
Crew:
Pilot 1st Lt. N.B. Cargile 0-427211 USAAF Margraten Walls of the Missing
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. K.H. Moore O-727249 USAAF Margraten Walls of the Missing
Navigator Capt. O.H. Wilkinson O-426964 USAAF Margraten O-8-10
Bombardier 2nd Lt. P.H. Keilman O-727349 USAAF Margraten Walls of the Missing
Engineer S/Sgt. P.M. Crane 13046804 USAAF Margraten Walls of the Missing
Engineer T/Sgt. S.I. Suskind 06979809 USAAF Margraten M-22-6
Radio Operator S/Sgt. M. Geriok 33038923 USAAF Margraten Walls of the Missing
Air gunner S/Sgt. A.A. van Cleef 32385827 USAAF Margraten Walls of the Missing
Air gunner S/Sgt. V.C. Stewart 38143621 USAAF Belgium D-2-49
Air gunner S/Sgt. S.I. Wise 37135144 USAAF Margraten Walls of the Missing

Sources:

http://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T2010&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
http://www.8thairforce.com/44thbg/lundyroh.pdf
https://books.google.nl/books?id=0T7DCwAAQBAJ&pg=PT9&lpg=PT9&dq=koch+jg+1&source=bl&ots=UJ3GSZP2zx&sig=cpv1TQlbK_SqM0FRhH652aWzNQw&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjhgIrKt_XYAhVIK1AKHZ71Ck8Q6AEIQjAI#v=onepage&q=koch%20jg%201&f=false


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
20-Jul-2015 10:31 gerard57 Updated [Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
26-Jan-2018 10:10 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jan-2018 10:46 TigerTimon Updated [Source, Narrative]

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