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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194147
Last updated: 24 September 2020
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Date:30-SEP-1940
Time:or 1 October
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
Owner/operator:115 Squadron Royal Air Force (115 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R3292
C/n / msn: KO-F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:between Devern and Grothe; Badbergen, Niedersachsen -   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. Takeoff was at 19:37 hrs local time, the target being the marshalling yards of Osnabrück.
The aircraft was coned by searchlights and shot down by a night fighter crew of the 2./NJG 1, flying a Bf 110 from Vechta airfield. The Wimpey crashed either on the evening of the 30st of September or in the early hours of the 1st of October.
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
4. Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one
5. https://115squadron-raf.be/crews/Wellington%20Mk%20IC%20-%20R3292%20-%20KO-F.html


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]
24-Sep-2020 15:02 TigerTimon Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
24-Sep-2020 15:03 TigerTimon Updated [Time]
24-Sep-2020 15:03 TigerTimon Updated [Time]

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