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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202293
Last updated: 26 March 2021
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:75 (NZ) Squadron Royal Air Force (75 (NZ) Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3489
C/n / msn: AA-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:city centre of Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell
Destination airport:RAF Feltwell
Operation - Köln.
The aircraft was brought down by Flak of the 7. Flak-Division over the target, crashing into the city centre where its bomb load exploded.

Pilot: 39574 Wg Cdr Reginald Sawrey-Cookson DSO, DFC Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. D. 19.
2nd Pilot: NZ41977 Plt Off William Finlay Budge RNZAF Rheinberg War Cemetery Coll. grave 1. D. 6-18.
Observer: 922974 Sgt. Ronald Harry Emery Rheinberg War Cemetery Coll. grave 1. D. 6-18.
Wireless Operator: 1360695 Sgt. Edwin Hainsworth Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. D. 20.
Air Gunner: 1157823 Sgt. Donald Percival Stock RNZAF Rheinberg War Cemetery Coll. grave 1. D. 6-18.
Air Gunner: J/15022 Fg Off George Eric Mitchell DFM RCAF Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. D. 21.


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Revision history:

28-Nov-2017 18:37 Red Dragon Added
29-Jun-2018 09:17 ehren69 Updated [Location, Destination airport]
27-Oct-2018 19:49 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
16-Apr-2020 16:55 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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