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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201503
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:26-MAR-1942
Time:23:59
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:115 Squadron Royal Air Force (115 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3589
C/n / msn: KO-F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:east-southeast of Goch, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 19:53 hrs local time for an operation to Essen in Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Feldwebel Richard Launer of the 2./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield in the Netherlands.
The crew rests at the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery:

Pilot: 1253602 Sgt Emrys Owen - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 1. G. 1.
2nd Pilot: 1260918 Sgt Harry Taylor - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery . G. 5.
Observer: 252567 Sgt Edgar Albert Bailey - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 1. G. 3.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner 1186280 Sgt George Williams - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 1. G. 6.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1309927 Sgt James Herbert Watkinson - Reichswald Forest War cemetery 1. G. 4.
Air Gunner: 114965 Plt Off Henry Taylor - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 1. G. 2.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=X3589+
Google Maps
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Nov-2017 20:26 Red Dragon Added
28-Oct-2018 16:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
15-Apr-2020 19:25 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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