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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140861
Last updated: 10 January 2021
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk X
Owner/operator:196 Squadron Royal Air Force (196 Sqn RAF)
Registration: HE980
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Averbode, Brabant, 6 km NW of Diest -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Leconfield, East Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Wellington HE980 Took off at 22:49hrs 3 July 1943 from RAF Lenconfield for raid on Köln. Crashed at Averbock (Brabant).Crashed during raid on Köln, no further details.4.7.1943
Sgt George Neville DOWNING (1027411) Wop/AG RAFVR - killed
F/Sgt Paul GEE (1332441) Pilot RAFVR - killed
Sgt Albert James HORNE (1586200) AG RAFVR - killed
Sgt Ronald Sydney NAILE (1316536) Nav. RAFVR - killed
Sgt Allan Henry TAYLOR (1431243) B/A RAFVR - killed


1. Air Britain: RAF Aircraft HA100 - HZ999, published 1989

2. ORB

Revision history:

30-Dec-2011 11:12 Uli Elch Added
10-Jan-2021 22:32 MuDr.Roup Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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