ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53419
Last updated: 18 January 2017
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Narrative: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. Failed to return from a raid on the Focke-Wulf Works at Bremen on March 12/13th 1941.
|Type:||Vickers Wellington IC|
|Owner/operator:||218 (Gold Coast) Sqdn, Royal Air Force (RAF)|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Gouwe Sloot near Opperdoes -
|Departure airport:||RAF Marham, Norfolk (KNF/EGYM)|
Wellington MkIc HA-G R1326 was shot down by Feldwebel Hans Rasper of IV./NJG1 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 one was taken prisoner, and one may have survived the war in hiding
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]|