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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202511
Last updated: 9 December 2020
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Date:15-APR-1942
Time:03:25
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk II
Owner/operator:158 Squadron Royal Air Force (158 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z8490
C/n / msn: NP-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Schiefbahn, Willich, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Driffield
Destination airport:Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Narrative:
Coned by 11 & 12/III/Flak Regt 611 and 3/Res Flakscheinw Abt 250. Hit by 2 & 3/Res Flak Abt 404, 2/Res Flak Abt 181 and 3/schw Res Flak Abt 407. Crashed near Schiefbahn South of Willich at 03:25.
Crew
Pilot: 931850 Sgt Peter Fitzpatrick Vane Winkle - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 31. D. 14.
Observer:109923 Plt Off Andrew Downie - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 31. D. 11.
Wireless operator/Air Gunner: 1162262 Sgt Jean Jaques Gabriel Hall - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 31. D. 15.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 958284 Sgt Thomas Strang - Reichswald War Cemetery 31. D. 12.
Air Gunner: 800585 Sgt Kenneth William Barker - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 31. D. 13.



Sources:

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Dec-2017 19:13 Red Dragon Added
01-Nov-2018 20:04 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
02-May-2019 20:02 Anon. Updated [Time, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
18-Apr-2020 09:02 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source]

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