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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202456
Last updated: 26 October 2020
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Date:13-APR-1942
Time:02:07 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk II
Owner/operator:158 Squadron Royal Air Force (158 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W5525
C/n / msn: NP-V
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Budberg, Rheinberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Driffield
Destination airport:Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Narrative:
The aircraft was coned by searchlights and hit by heavy Flak.
The crew all rest at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery:

Pilot: 44779 Sqn Ldr Wilfred Morgan Protheroe - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 29. E. 2.
Pilot: 104529 Plt Off Graham Peter Elliott - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 29. E. 5.
Navigator:402441 Sgt Colin Raymond Harper RAAF- Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 29. E. 3..
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 991501 Sgt Frank Swinburn - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 29. E. 4.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1162024 Sgt Ralph Harry Crews - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 29. E. 1.
Air Gunner: 969454 Sgt William Macthett Mahaffy - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 29. E. 6

Sources:

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Dec-2017 20:10 Red Dragon Added
01-Nov-2018 20:04 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
17-Apr-2020 19:45 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source]
17-Apr-2020 19:47 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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