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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140800
Last updated: 11 January 2021
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk X
Owner/operator:166 Squadron Royal Air Force (166 Sqn RAF)
Registration: LN397
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Missing. -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Kirmington, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Wellington LN397: Took off at 00:42hrs 30 Aug 1943 from RAF Kirmington raid on Mönchengladbach. Lost without trace.
Missing during raid on Mönchengladbach, no further details. 31.8.1943
Sgt Stanley Ernest BABER (1338704) A/B RAFVR - killed
Sgt Ronald Geoffrey BLOOD (1535273) AG RAFVR - killed
F/O Eric John COOK (130615) pilot RAFVR - killed
Sgt Philip Thomas DAVIES (1152952) Wop/AG RAFVR - killed
P/O Albert Eric Barley FREEMAN (141990) Nav. RAFVR - killed


1. Air Britain: RAF Aircraft LA100 - LZ999, published 1991

2. ORB 166 Sqdn RAF

Revision history:

29-Dec-2011 13:54 Uli Elch Added
08-Jan-2012 08:55 Uli Elch Updated [Location, Departure airport]
11-Jan-2021 16:32 DB Updated [Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Operator]

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