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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201837
Last updated: 20 March 2021
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Date:28-MAR-1942
Time:23:08 claim
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:115 Squadron Royal Air Force (115 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3341
C/n / msn: KO-W
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:woods at Klecken, Rosengarten, Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
*A Missing Research & Enquiry team reported “ the aircraft crashed in a wood at Klecken, 2 miles south west of Hamburg.”All he crew were killed and they are buried in the Becklingen War cemetery, Locality Soltau Niedersachsen, Germany. The cemetery is 13kms south east of Soltau on the side of the road from Hamburg to Hanover.

Crew
Pilot: 404518 Plt Off John Allan Weller RAAF - Becklingen War Cemetery Coll. grave 13. D. 1-4.
2nd Pilot: 1377131 Sgt William Ballard - Becklingen War Cemetery Coll. grave 13. D. 1-4.
Observer: 402517 Fg Off James Brian Maher RAAF - Becklingen War Cemetery Coll. grave 13. D. 1-4.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1283153 Sgt Edward Bolton Lawrence - Becklingen War Cemetery Coll. grave 13. D. 1-4.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1258955 Sgt Herbert Lloyd Suckling - Becklingen War Cemetery Coll. grave 13. D. 1-4.
Air Gunner: 619929 Sgt Patrick Wilson - Becklingen War Cemetery Coll. grave 13. D. 1-4.

Sources:

*RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Nov-2017 17:34 Red Dragon Added
28-Oct-2018 16:48 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
16-Apr-2020 13:16 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source]

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