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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202425
Last updated: 28 December 2020
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Date:11-APR-1942
Time:03:10
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk II
Owner/operator:305 (Ziemi Wielkopolskiej) Squadron Royal Air Force (305 (Ziemi Wielkopolskiej) Sqn RAF)
Registration: W5519
C/n / msn: SM-U
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4 miles off Cromer Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lindholme
Destination airport:Essen, Germany
Narrative:
Homebound badly shot up by a night fighter over the Dutch coast. Ditched 4 miles off Cromer Norfolk. Rescued by the Cromer lifeboat "The H F Bailey" and recovered from a trawler which had picked them up from their dinghy. Three of the crew needed hospital treatment.
Crew
Pilot: P-1079 Fg Off Tadeusz Mieczysław Czołowski - Injured
Pilot: 782328 Sgt Brunon Maleika
Observer: P-1268 Fg Off Jan Jezycki
Wireless Operator: P-2092/781195 Sgt Marian Zajac
Air Gunner: 781551 Sgt Czesław Poniatowski
Air Gunner: 792662 Sgt Kazimierz Wziątek - Injured

Sources:

Bomber Command Losses 1942
305 Squadron
Krzystek's List


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Dec-2017 19:57 Red Dragon Added
16-Feb-2018 18:36 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Destination airport, Narrative]
17-Apr-2020 20:08 TigerTimon Updated [Destination airport]

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