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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202249
Last updated: 3 April 2021
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Date:02-APR-1942
Time:03:33 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk II
Owner/operator:12 Squadron Royal Air Force (12 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W5395
C/n / msn: PH-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:woods at Sainte-Opportune-la-Mare, Eure département, Normandie -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Binbrook
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Took off at 23:05 from RAF Binbrook. Shot down while homebound by flak and crashed into a wood at Ste-Opporttune-la-Mare (Seine-Maritime) 6 km S of Quillebeuf-sur-Seine France.

Crew.
Pilot: 1057378 Sgt J Woodhead PoW - Camp 344 Lamsdorf PoW Number 24807.
1380226 Sgt N D Catt PoW - Camp 344 Lamsdorf PoW Number 24817.
Navigator: 100048 Plt Off Derek John Perdue - Evaded.(See below)
Wireless Operator: 1063501 Sgt D S Hutchinson PoW- Camp L3 Sagan & Belaria PoW Number 24832.
Air Gunner: 1111508 Sgt Andrew Hutton. PoW - Camp L3 Sagan & Belaria PoW Number 24830.
Air Gunner: 626084 Sgt J McG Wintrup. PoW - Camp 344 Lamsdorf PoW Number 24798.

Plt Off D J Perdue
Hidden and cared for 4 and a half months - Escaped Operation Bluebottle II - HMS Tarana - beach St-Pierre-sur Narbonne night of 15/16 October 1942. Escape report WO 208/3310/839. (French Crashed 39-45.

Sources:

RAF Prisoners of War
Bomber Command Losses 1942
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Nov-2017 14:20 Red Dragon Added
18-Oct-2018 19:22 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
16-Apr-2020 16:30 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source]

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