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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202291
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Date:06-APR-1942
Time:02:10
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:49 Squadron Royal Air Force (49 Sqn RAF)
Registration: AT156
MSN: EA-C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:west of Roly, Philippeville, province of Namur -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Scampton
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 00:15 hrs for an operation to Köln in Germany.
The aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Oberleutnant Wilhelm Herget & Unteroffizier Hans Liebherr of the 4./NJG 1, who had left St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield at 01:17 hrs, in a Bf 110 E-2.
Two of the crew did not survive and rest at Charleroi Communal Cemetery:

Pilot: 742670 Plt Off David Christie Kay DFM - Stalag Luft 1 , Stalag Luft 3. PoW Number 121.
Observer: 1006781 Sgt Robert William Burdon Brown - Charleroi Cemetery Belgium Row. T. Grave 18.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 985888 Sgt James Waddell - Charleroi Cemetery Belgium Row. T. Grave 18.
Air Gunner:1256129 Sgt S R J Ainger - Evaded. Escaped via Gibraltar September 1942.

Sources:

49 Squadron Association
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942
http://aircrewremembered.com/madge-dubois-rhodes.html
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Nov-2017 17:25 Red Dragon Added
30-Oct-2018 05:14 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
16-Apr-2020 17:02 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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