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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201506
Last updated: 14 November 2020
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Date:26-MAR-1942
Time:evening
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IV
Owner/operator:142 Squadron Royal Air Force (142 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z1283
C/n / msn: QT-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Keilerstraße street, Dinslaken, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Grimsby
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 19:50 hrs local time for an operation to Essen in Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The aircraft was coned by searchlights and hit by heavy Flak. The crew all rest in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery:

Pilot: 1177132 Sgt Harold Selby - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 9. C. 3.
Pilot: 115124 Plt Off John Nigel Tillard - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 9. C. 2.
Observer: 1377166 Sgt Maurice Victor Ward - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 9. C. 1.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 932391 Sgt Brian Henry Forster - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Joint grave 9. B. 17-18.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: Flt Sgt Barry Martin Smyth Henderson - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Joint grave 9. B. 17-18.
Air Gunner: 1071870 Sgt Herbert Leslie Price - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 9. C. 4.

Sources:

CWGC
Amendments Bomber Command Losses 1942.
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Nov-2017 21:27 Red Dragon Added
18-Oct-2018 13:32 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
15-Apr-2020 19:37 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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