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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 150281
Last updated: 22 March 2020
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Date:16-OCT-1940
Time:21:25
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:311 Squadron Royal Air Force (311 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L7844
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Doornspijk, 28 km NNW of Apeldoorn -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF East Wretham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Delivered to 311 Sqn, coded 'KX-T'. Missing during raid on Kiel 16.10.40. Four of the six crew weree killed:
Crew:
P/O Hubert Jarosek (KAS);
P/O Bohumil Landa (KAS);
Sgt Otto Jirsak (KAS);
Sgt Karel Klimt (KAS),
Sgt Emanuel Novotny (PoW);
Sgt Augustin Sestak (PoW).

Aircraft took off at 18:50 hours and was reported shot down in the Zujder Zee by the captain of a Handley Page Hampden near by. This is probably the Wellington bomber claimed shot down that night by Lt Ludwig Becker of 4/NJG1 near Oosterwolde, Gelderland at 21:25 hours.

Sources:

https://fcafa.com/2012/01/19/wellington-aircraft-of-311-sqn/
https://en.valka.cz/topic/view/77
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Oct-2012 12:41 Nepa Added
09-Mar-2013 21:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Aug-2013 21:19 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
22-Aug-2013 11:03 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]

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