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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153924
Last updated: 21 April 2020
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Date:17-OCT-1940
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:311 Squadron Royal Air Force (311 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N2773
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Missing -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Honington, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Issued to 311 Squadron, RAF and coded 'KX-X'. Lost on raid on night of 16/17.10.1940 whilst on a raid to Bremen. Five of the six crew left the aircraft by parachute. P / O Miroslav Vejražka, Wireless telegraph operator, died during the jump when his parachute failed to open, the rest of the crew saved.

F / Lt Šnajdr Joseph (PoW)
Sgt Anderle Leo (PoW)
P / O Richter Joseph (PoW)
P / O Vejražka Miroslav - KAS
P / O Fürbach Joseph (PoW)
Sgt Langer Ulrich (PoW)

PoW - Taken Prisoner of War. KAS - Killed on Active Service

Sources:

http://aces.safarikovi.org/biography/cz/cz/snajdr.html
https://en.valka.cz/topic/view/77
http://www.lostaircraft.com/viewtopic.php?lang=de&f=4&t=7600


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Mar-2013 21:23 Dr. John Smith Added
03-Feb-2020 20:06 stehlik49 Updated [Location, Narrative, Operator]

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