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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202442
Last updated: 8 December 2020
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Date:13-APR-1942
Time:01:39
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:9 Sqn Royal Air Force (9 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3722
C/n / msn: WS-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Moers-Vinn, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Honington, Suffolk
Destination airport:Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Narrative:
Coned by 12 & 13/III/Flak Regt 26. Hit by 1/schw Res Flak Abt 401 and 3/schw Res Flak Abt 401 (Grossbatterie). Aircraft crashed near Moers-Vinn at 01:39.
Crew
Pilot: 1190622 Sgt Frederick Davidson DFM - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 26. G. 9.
Pilot: 1254402 Sgt Cyril John Riley-Hawkins - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 26. G. 10.
Observer: 912519 Sgt Thomas Ralph Mildon - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 26. G. 11.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 999235 Sgt Carl Vincent Williams - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 26. G. 12.
Wireless operator/Air Gunner: 912226 Sgt Denis Riddel Burns - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 26. G. 13.
Air Gunner: 1378221 Sgt H James PoW Stalag Luft 1 Barth Vogelsang. PoW Number 163.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Google Maps
Bomber Command Losses 1942
CWGC
RAF Prisoner of Wars


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Dec-2017 15:11 Red Dragon Added
12-Nov-2018 14:53 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
30-Apr-2019 12:55 Anon. Updated [Time, Destination airport, Narrative]
17-Apr-2020 19:41 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source]

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