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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202263
Last updated: 28 October 2020
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Date:02-APR-1942
Time:01:34 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:214 (Federated Malay States) Squadron Royal Air Force (214 (Federated Malay States) Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z8805
C/n / msn: BU-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wesseling, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Stradishall, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Operation - railway junctions at Hanau-Lohr in Hessen.
The aircraft was hit by Flak of the 7. Flak-Division and crashed.

Pilot: 934409 Sgt Eric Dixon - Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. D. 1.
Pilot: J/7030 Plt Off Thomas Best RCAF - Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. D. 2.
Observer: 1162948 Sgt Albert George Richards - Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. D. 4.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 109515 Plt Off James McKenzie Henderson - Rheinberg War Cemetery Coll. grave 1. D. 6-18.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 939982 Sgt Ernest Keith Stevens - Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. D. 3.
Air Gunner: 1204242 Sgt Edward Thomas Albrighton - Rheinberg War Cemetery Coll. grave 1. D. 6-18.

Sources:

CWGC
214 Squadron Association
Bomber Command Losses 1942
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Nov-2017 22:56 Red Dragon Added
04-Oct-2018 14:34 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]
03-Nov-2019 11:20 Anon. Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Operator]
16-Apr-2020 16:27 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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