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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201845
Last updated: 5 December 2020
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Date:29-MAR-1942
Time:01:24 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IV
Owner/operator:142 Squadron Royal Air Force (142 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z1274
C/n / msn: QT-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:the Cambrai Kaserne at Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Grimsby
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 21:39 hrs local time for an operation to Lübeck in Schleswig-Holstein.
Over the target, the aircraft was hit by Flak of the Flakbrigade Küste and crashed.
The crew all rest at Hamburg:

Pilot: 1167454 Sgt George Thomas Leather - Hamburg Cemetery 5A. A. 5.
2nd Pilot: R/77269 Sgt Wilfred Clarence Picher RCAF Hamburg Cemetery 5A. A. 2.
Observer: 1058530 Sgt Gerald Patrick Murray - Hamburg Cemetery 5A. A. 6.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1255402 Hugh James McHutchinson Hamburg Cemetery 5A. A. 1.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 952261 Horace James Whale Hamburg Cemetery 5A. A. 3.
Air Gunner: 573395 Sgt Kenneth William Smith - Hamburg Cemetery 5A. A. 4.

Sources:

CWGC
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=Z1274+
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Nov-2017 18:40 Red Dragon Added
18-Oct-2018 13:29 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
16-Apr-2020 13:24 TigerTimon Updated [Date, Time, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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