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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201476
Last updated: 18 December 2020
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:75 (NZ) Squadron Royal Air Force (75 (NZ) Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3652
C/n / msn: AA-O
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Duisburg-Kasslerfeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell
Destination airport:
Operation - Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The aircraft was hit by four heavy Flak batteries of the 4. Flak-Division and belly-landed in a field at Kasslerfeld.
Five of the crew were taken prisoner of war:

Pilot: A402550 Plt Off Allen Bruce Slater RAAF PoW Camp L3 Sagan & Belaria PoW Number 29
2nd Pilot: 1208366 Sgt John Henry Addis - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 9. B. 16.
Navigator: NZ404546 Flt Sgt John Douglas Fletcher RNZAF PoW Camp 344 Lamsdorf PoW Number 24809
Wireless Operator: 1355493 Sgt A Edward Wainwright PoW Camp L3 Sagan & Belaria PoW Number 24813
Air Gunner: NZ403627 Sgt Albert Gladstone Orr RNZAF PoW Camp 344 Lamsdorf PoW Number 24811
Air Gunner: 901810 Sgt Philip L Burridge ?


75 Sqn Association
RAF Prisoners of War
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Google Maps

Revision history:

18-Nov-2017 20:57 Red Dragon Added
27-Oct-2018 19:37 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]
14-Apr-2020 14:22 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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