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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198597
Last updated: 6 January 2021
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Date:30-JUN-1944
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk X
Owner/operator:150 Squadron Royal Air Force (150 Sqn RAF)
Registration: JA191
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Saugraben -   Austria
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Amendola (I)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Wellington LN191 Crashed.30.6.1944
Fifty-eight Wellingtons, twelve Liberators and eight Halifaxes were sent to Feuersbrunn* on 29/30 June (1944) with the same object. They were to destroy aircraft on the ground and render the landing ground unserviceable, so that the enemy fighters would be prevented from attacking the USAAF bombers expected to be operating in the area the following day. Illumination was rather scattered, but most crews claimed to have identified the target visually and there was a good concentration of bombing on the northern dispersal area. A direct hit was claimed on a hangar at the north-east corner of the airfield, and several small fires seen around the airfield were thought to be aircraft burning.
Crew:
Sgt (1801688) Robert Sinclair Forsyth HORN (pilot) RAFVR - killed
Sgt (139945) J.A. GOOD (nav.) RAFVR - PoW
Sgt (1432075) G.M. PEARCE (A/B) RAFVR - PoW
Sgt (1322738) Harry Thomas VARCOE (Wop/AG) RAFVR - killed
Sgt (1604548) Roy Ernest George PARNABY (AG) RAFVR - killed

Sources:

http://www.bundesheer.at/download_archiv/pdfs/missing_in_action.pdf
ORB 150 Sqdn RAF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Aug-2017 09:33 Alpine Flight Added
06-Jan-2021 22:00 Giggs Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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