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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202277
Last updated: 12 March 2021
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Date:02-APR-1942
Time:night
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:214 (Federated Malay States) Squadron Royal Air Force (214 (Federated Malay States) Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z8979
C/n / msn: BU-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:harbour area at Neuss, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Stradishall
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Operation - railway junctions at Hanau-Lohr in Hessen.
The aircraft was coned by searchlights and hit by light Flak.
The crew all rest at the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery:

Pilot: 69424 Plt/Off Ronald William Stanley 'Ronnie' Hayes - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 9. C. 6.
Pilot: R/75890 Flt Sgt Norman George Hickey RCAF - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Coll. grave 9. A. 3-6.
Observer: 930818 Sgt George William Jackson - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Coll. grave 9. A. 3-6.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 923470 Sgt Irvine Leonard Eagleton RAAF - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Coll. grave 9. A. 3-6.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 931029 Sgt Ralph Kitney - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Coll. grave 9. A. 3-6.
Air Gunner: 1378097 Flt Sgt John Nash - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Coll. grave 9. A. 3-6.

Sources:

CWGC
214 Squadron Association
Bomber Command Losses 1942
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=Z8979+
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Nov-2017 14:08 Red Dragon Added
28-Nov-2017 14:10 Red Dragon Updated [Cn]
04-Oct-2018 14:32 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Operator]
03-Nov-2019 11:17 Anon. Updated [Operator, Damage, Narrative, Operator]
16-Apr-2020 16:19 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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