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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202252
Last updated: 5 January 2021
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Date:02-APR-1942
Time:01:29 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:57 Squadron Royal Air Force (57 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3607
C/n / msn: DX-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:woods east of Lorsch, Hessen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:05 hrs local time for an operation to railway junctions at Hanau-Lohr in Hessen.
The aircraft was hit by Flak of the 1./Reserve-Flak-Abteilung 762 over the Lorscher Wald and crashed into woods near Lorsch 13 km ENE of Worms. The crew all rest at Durnbach War Cemetery:

Pilot: R/80124 Flt Sgt John Oliver Hugh Nevill RCAF - Durnbach War Cemetery Coll. grave 2. F. 10-18.
Pilot: 1187096 Sgt Henry Eric Cruze - Durnbach War Cemetery Coll. grave 2. F. 10-18.
Observer: 1182222 Sgt Basil Lyne Randall - Durnbach War Cemetery Coll. grave 2. F. 10-18.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 630368 Flt Sgt Stanley Jones - Durnbach War Cemetery Coll. grave 2. F. 10-18.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: R/62704 Flt Sgt Gerald Grant Giroux RCAF Durnbach War Cemetery 2. F. 7.
Air Gunner: 1312845 Sgt Michael O'Brien - Durnbach War Cemetery 2. F. 8.

Sources:

bomber Command losses 1942
CWGC
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/nevill-john.html
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Nov-2017 17:53 Red Dragon Added
07-Nov-2018 19:18 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
16-Apr-2020 16:12 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
16-Apr-2020 16:13 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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