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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 180269
Last updated: 25 October 2020
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Date:25-JUL-1941
Time:03:54 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:103 Squadron Royal Air Force (103 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R1397
C/n / msn: PM-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:between Boazum and Easterwierrum, Friesland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Elsham Wolds in Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:40 hrs for an operation to Emden, Germany.
On return, shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Helmut Lent of the 4./NJG 1, who was flying Bf 110 D-3 G9+FM from Leeuwarden airfield.
All six crew members perished in the crash:

Pilot P/O. M.S. Lund 40979 RNzAF Leeuwarden 1 1
Co-Pilot Sgt. A.E. Owen 1163347 RAF Leeuwarden 1 1
Observer Sgt. J.J. Cox 921698 RAF Leeuwarden 1 1
Bomb aimer Sgt. R.P. Williams 1251179 RAF Leeuwarden 1 1
Wo ag Sgt. A.J. Le Poidevin 924197 RAF Leeuwarden 1 1
Air gunner Sgt. F.G. Walker 1019154 RAF Leeuwarden 1 3

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1138A&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Google Maps
https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/mystery-wellington-crash-1941-eventually-solved.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Oct-2015 09:37 gerard57 Added
25-Jul-2019 10:31 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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