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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202424
Last updated: 25 March 2021
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Date:11-APR-1942
Time:00:50 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:304 (Ziemia Slaska) Squadron Royal Air Force (304 (Ziemia Slaska) Sqn RAF)
Registration: R1230
C/n / msn: NZ-E
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Kessel, Goch, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lindholme
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:04 hrs for an operation to Essen in Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The aircraft was coned by searchlights for 5 minutes & shot down by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Werner Streib of the Stab I./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield in the Netherlands.

Pilot: 784142 Flt Sgt Józef Janik - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Grave Ref. 27.G.11/Polish War Memorial RAF Northolt Panel 24.
Pilot: 782888 Sgt Jerzy Józef Solecki PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 24784.
Observer: P-0658 Plt Off Bolesław Piwowarek PoW Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria. PoW Number 36.
Wireless Operator: 792070 Sgt Zenon Klus PoW Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria. PoW Number 792070.
Air Gunner: 781487 Sgt Tadeusz Kazimierz Moszyński PoW Stalag 4B Muhlberg (Elbe). PoW Number 173.
Air Gunner: 781440 Sgt Wacław Walukiewicz PoW Stalag 4B Muhlberg (Elbe). PoW Number 185.

Sources:

CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942
RAF Prisoners of War
Krzystek's List
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=R1230+
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Dec-2017 19:21 Red Dragon Added
18-Oct-2018 17:15 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
17-Apr-2020 17:55 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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