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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202418
Last updated: 17 April 2020
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Time:01:29 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:214 (Federated Malay States) Squadron Royal Air Force (214 (Federated Malay States) Sqn RAF)
Registration: HF856
C/n / msn: BU-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gelsenkirchen-Hüllen, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Stradishall, Suffolk
Destination airport:Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Crashed at Gelsenkirchen-Hüllen where the crew were originally buried on 15 April 1942. All are now buried in the Reichswald Forest Memorial Site in Germany.

Pilot: 10443 Plt Off James Walter Murray - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 19. F. 4.
Pilot: R/679 Flt Sgt Harry Alyn Neal (American) RCAF - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 19. F. 1.
Navigator: 925051 Sgt Cyril Walter Penny - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 19. F. 5.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 922516 Sgt Fred Bonser - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 19. F. 6.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner 1308039 Sgt David Smith - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 19. F. 2.
Air Gunner 179138 Capt Harold MacRae Butterworth Royal Artillery - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 19. F. 3.

Due to the losses that RAF Bomber Command that had occurred especially Air Gunners, RA officers were attached to RAF Squadrons


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

Revision history:

01-Dec-2017 18:18 Red Dragon Added
29-Jun-2018 09:17 ehren69 Updated [Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
04-Oct-2018 14:35 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
03-Nov-2019 11:19 Anon. Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Operator]
17-Apr-2020 18:26 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source]

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