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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202321
Last updated: 16 April 2020
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Date:09-APR-1942
Time:02:07
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:57 Squadron Royal Air Force (57 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3757
C/n / msn: DX-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:North Sea 20km North of Vlieland. -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:05 hrs for an operation to Hamburg in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberfeldwebel Paul Gildner of the 5./NJG 2, who had taken off from Leeuwarden airfield.
The six crew members are all missing in action:

Pilot: NZ404397 Plt Off Noel Percy Morse RNZAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 116
2nd Pilot: 934056 Flt Sgt James Edward Linehan - Runnymede Memorial Panel 75.
Observer: NZ404577 Flt Sgt George Hilary Vogan RNZAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 117.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1307040 Sgt Graham Lakeman - Runnymede Memorial Panel 87.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 916232 Sgt Norman Joseph Naylor: Runnymede Memorial Panel 90.
Air Gunner: 1113440 Sgt Roland Geoffrey Richards - Runnymede Memorial Panel 92.

Sources:

CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=X3757


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Nov-2017 18:14 Red Dragon Added
07-Nov-2018 19:20 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
16-Apr-2020 17:36 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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