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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202514
Last updated: 1 March 2021
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Date:15-APR-1942
Time:03:30
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:214 (Federated Malay States) Squadron Royal Air Force (214 (Federated Malay States) Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z1148
C/n / msn: BU-L
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Overrepen -   Belgium
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Stradishall
Destination airport:
Narrative:
News was received that the plane was shot down at 03:30 and crashed at Overrepen Belgium, with the loss of the entire crew. It is believed the plane was shot down by a night fighter piloted by Oblt Alois Lechner E/NJG2. The crew were buried by the Germans with full military honours at St Trond Belgium. All were later interred at the British War Cemetery Heverlee
Crew
Pilot: R/60620 Flt Sgt Reginald Marcus Lawrence RCAF- Heverlee War Cemetery 3. E. 14.
Pilot: R/74829 Flt Sgt Billy Orrin Gates (American) - Heverlee War Cemetery 3. E. 17-18
Observer: J/6652 Plt Off Robert Balfour Halliday RCAF - Heverlee War Cemetery 3. E. 16.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: R/76606 Flt Sgt Douglas Harold Morton Jacques RCAF - Heverlee War Cemetery Joint grave 3. E. 17-18.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1167277 Sgt Eric Mason - Heverlee War Cemetery 3. E. 15.
Air Gunner: 869313 Sgt Samuel Cox - Heverlee War Cemetery 3. E. 19.

Sources:

214 (Federated Malay States) Squadron Association
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Dec-2017 19:36 Red Dragon Added
04-Dec-2017 19:38 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
30-Dec-2017 05:37 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]

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