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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202306
Last updated: 20 February 2021
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Date:07-APR-1942
Time:03:00 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IV
Owner/operator:142 Squadron Royal Air Force (142 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z1205
C/n / msn: QT-W
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hürth, Nordrhein-Westfalen (probably) -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Grimsby
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hit by 1/Res Flak Abt 514 over Koln South. The aircraft disintegrated and fell in three main sections, striking buildings in the Eyffhauserstrasse Kochstrasse and Moselstrasse near the Bahnhof at Koln South. The crew were initially buried locally on 18 April 1942. Later they were re-interred in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

Crew
Pilot: 963891 Flt Sgt George Henry Mays - Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. D. 22.
Pilot:1181905 Sgt Lawrence Ernest Taylor - Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. D. 23.
Observer: 920226 Flt Sgt Victor Reginald Dufton - Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. D. 24.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1165241 Sgt Francis Geoefrey Huntley - Rheinberg War Cemetery Coll. grave 1. D. 6-18.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1260143 Sgt Ronald Bennett Blatchley - Rheinberg War Cemetery Coll. grave 1. D. 6-18.
Wireless operator/Air Gunner: 1003165 Sgt David Maxwell Laing - Rheinberg War Cemetery Coll. grave 1. D. 6-18.

Sources:

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Nov-2017 14:36 Red Dragon Added
29-Jun-2018 09:17 ehren69 Updated [Location, Narrative]
18-Oct-2018 13:30 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
28-Apr-2019 17:46 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
16-Apr-2020 18:16 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Source]
16-Apr-2020 19:22 TigerTimon Updated [Time]

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