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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201805
Last updated: 4 November 2020
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Time:00:24 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:75 (NZ) Squadron Royal Air Force (75 (NZ) Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3462
C/n / msn: AA-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Johannesstraße nr. 9, Kiel-Gaarden-Ost, Schleswig-Holstein -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell
Destination airport:
Operation - Lübeck in Schleswig-Holstein.
The aircraft was coned by Marine Flak searchlights at 00:22 hrs, hit by Flak of the 1. Marine-Flak-Regiment and Kriegsmarine vessel Thetis; crashed in flames at 00:24 hrs.
All 6 were buried in the German Naval Garrison Cemetery, but now rest in the adjacent Kiel War Cemetery:

Pilot: NZ404882 Sgt Maurice Perrott Bell RNZAF - Kiel War Cemetery Coll. grave 2. A. 4-6.
2nd Pilot: NZ405237 Sgt Franklyn Bertram Cran RNZAF - Kiel War Cemetery Coll. grave 2. A. 4-6.
Navigator: NZ404028 Sgt Claude Joseph Harris RNZAF - Kiel War Cemetery 2. A. 2.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1261123 Sgt Ronald Gilliam Allen - Kiel War Cemetery 2. A. 3.
Air Gunner: 917809 Sgt Thomas Richard Cross - Kiel War Cemetery Coll. grave 2. A. 4-6.
Air Gunner: 1150584 Sgt James William Hinton - Kiel War Cemetery 2. A. 1.


75 Sqn Association
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
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Revision history:

25-Nov-2017 15:11 Red Dragon Added
27-Oct-2018 19:48 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
16-Apr-2020 13:06 TigerTimon Updated [Date, Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
16-Apr-2020 13:07 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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