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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194147
Last updated: 25 May 2020
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Date:29-SEP-1940
Time:night
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IA
Owner/operator:115 Squadron Royal Air Force (115 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R3292
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Badbergen near Quakenbrück -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk (KNF/EGYM)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Vickers Wellington R3292 ("KO-F" of 115 Squadron, RAF) crashed near a farm house in the small village Badbergen-Quakenbrück after aerial combat with the German nightfighter Werner Streib. All six Crew members died and today three of them are still missing.
Runnymede Memorial:
Pilot Sgt. Cyril Wessels,
Sgt. Alexander Douglas Cameron and
Sgt. Neville Wiliam Gordon Thompson

Were first buried at the cemetery at Achmer. Today on the war cemetery in Reichswald Kleve-Germany:

Sgt. Alan Jervis Pennington
Sgt. Harald William Pritchard and
Sgt. James George Campbell McNair

The crash site and parts of the bomber was found by the German historian and Crash site Researcher Volker Urbansky from Cloppenburg.

Sources:

1. old report from Bramsche newspaper
2. Volker Urbansky historian and crash site researcher, Cloppenburg-Germany [v.urbansky@t-online.de]
3. http://www.backtonormandy.org/the-history/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/wellington/R32921940-10-01.html?tmpl=component&mapinfo=1


Images:


These remnants were found at the crash site 2017

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Mar-2017 18:40 Volker Urbansky Added
18-Apr-2017 23:15 Dr.John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Apr-2017 23:16 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time]
18-Apr-2017 23:17 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
23-Dec-2017 16:28 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 15:42 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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