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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53324
Last updated: 17 November 2017
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Time:0217 hrs
Type:Vickers Wellington IC
Owner/operator:115 Squadron Royal Air Force
Registration: R1063
C/n / msn: KO-D
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Noordzee, off Schiermonnikoog -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Marham
Destination airport:RAF Marham
Mission-Munster. Took off from RAF Marham at 2326 hrs. Shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt Helmut Woltersdorf, 4./NJG1) and crashed 0217 hrs into the North Sea off Schiermonnikoog in the Dutch Frisian Islands. It is believed the crew tried to make a controlled landing as a w/t message was received indicating this intention.
Sgt O A Matthews RNZAF (KIA)
Sgt J W Bent (KIA)
Sgt CS R Edwards RCAF (KIA)
Sgt K G MacLeay (KIA)
Sgt A Webster (KIA)
Sgt W A Strachan RCAF (KIA)

Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 84.

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
01-May-2016 19:11 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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