ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53455
Last updated: 23 October 2014
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Date:09-JAN-1941
Time:2318
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Whitley V
Owner/operator:78 Sqn RAF
Registration: T4203
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ubbergen -   Netherlands
Phase:
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Dishforth
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The crew were briefed to attack Gelsenkirchen. The ATD of the aircraft from RAF Dishforth, Yorkshire was 1757

T4203/EY-? was intercepted and shot down by a night-fighter captained by Oblt Reinhold Eckardt (II/NJG1) The aircraft crashed through the ice-encrusted flood-water between Millingen and Kekerdom (Gelderland), Holland at 2318

Pilot Sgt C.A. Smith +
2nd Pilot Sgt S.H. Burley +
Observer Sgt L.D. Norman +
Wireless Operator Sgt A.W. Astle +
Rear Gunner Sgt V. Tarrant +

All the crew are buried in Mook War Cemetery, the Netherlands

Sources:
http://www.nimh.nl/nl/images/1941%20sec_tcm5-7282.pdf
Nobody Unprepared - History of 78 Sqn Vernon Holland
4 Group Bomber Command - Chris Ward
Chorley's BCL


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
18-Oct-2013 19:43 92.40.5.129 Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
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