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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 150281
Last updated: 24 September 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: KX-T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Oosterwolde, Gelderland -   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 (Germany) 16.10.40. Four of the six crew were killed. They rest in the Oosterwolde cemetery:

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 Zuijder Zee by the captain of a Handley Page Hampden nearby. The aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Leutnant Becker, Uffz. Staub & Fw. Matschuck, who had taken off from Deelen airfield at 20:59 hrs in a Dornier Do 17 Z-10.

Sources:

https://fcafa.com/2012/01/19/wellington-aircraft-of-311-sqn/
https://en.valka.cz/topic/view/77
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T0876&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one


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]
24-Sep-2020 08:54 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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