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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202368
Last updated: 11 December 2020
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Date:10-APR-1942
Time:23:35.
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:9 Sqn Royal Air Force (9 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3702
C/n / msn: WS-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Nievenheim (Zinkhüttenweg), Dormagen, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Honington, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hit by 3/schw Flak Abt 151, 2/schw Res Flak Abt 407 and 2/I/Flak Regt 46. Aircraft impacted near
Nievenheim, Zinkhutte at 23:35.

Crew
Pilot: 107992 Plt Off Alistair MacTaggart - Rheinberg War Cemetery 6. C. 16.
Pilot: 1059468 Sgt Jack Walker - Rheinberg War Cemetery 6. C. 15.
Observer: 400029 Sgt Laurence David Orbuck RAAF - Rheinberg War Cemetery 6. C. 17.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 982893 Sgt Roger Owen Francis - Rheinberg War Cemetery Joint grave 6. C. 13-14.
Air Gunner: 1217079 Sgt Stephen Elmes - Rheinberg War Cemetery Joint grave 6. C. 13-14.
Air Gunner: 1525452 Sgt Henry Maxwell Tapley - Rheinberg War Cemetery 6. C. 12.


Sources:

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Nov-2017 19:36 Red Dragon Added
30-Nov-2017 19:37 Red Dragon Updated [Source]
12-Nov-2018 14:53 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
29-Apr-2019 16:42 Anon. Updated [Time, Location, Narrative]
17-Apr-2020 18:13 TigerTimon Updated [Date, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source]

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