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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202289
Last updated: 5 January 2021
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Date:06-APR-1942
Time:01:42
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:9 Sqn Royal Air Force (9 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3415
C/n / msn: WS-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:railway station of Sechtem, Bornheim, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Honington, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:36 hrs for an operation to Köln in Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Hit by Flak of the 7. Flak-Division. Crashed at the railway station of Sechtem at 01:42. The crew were initially buried at the British War Cemetery 1914-1918 at Koln-Zollstock. They were later re-interred at Rheinburg War Cemetery:

Air Gunner: 923044 Sgt Cyril Victor Maddock - Rheinburg War Cemetery Coll.grave 1. D. 6-18.
Air Gunner: 631267 Sgt Arthur Naylor - Rheinburg War Cemetery Coll. grave 1. D. 6-18.
Observer: 1265209 Sgt Ronald Jacques - Rheinburg War Cemetery Coll. grave 1. D. 6-18.
Pilot: 103547 Plt Off PAUL RIGBY SINCLAIR Brooke - Rheinburg War Cemetery Coll. grave 1. D. 6-18.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1254284 Sgt Philip John Coleman - Rheinburg War Cemetery Coll. grave 1. D. 6-18.
Pilot: 1180436 Sgt Edward Frank Collins - Rheinburg War Cemetery 1. D. 5.

Sources:

CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Nov-2017 16:59 Red Dragon Added
28-Nov-2017 17:01 Red Dragon Updated [Date]
12-Nov-2018 14:52 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
28-Apr-2019 09:59 Anon. Updated [Destination airport, Narrative]
16-Apr-2020 16:48 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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