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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202527
Last updated: 19 November 2020
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Date:15-APR-1942
Time:03:30 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IV
Owner/operator:301 (Ziemi Pomorskiej) Sqn RAF
Registration: Z1379
C/n / msn: GR-J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off the Belgian coast -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 21:43 hrs for an operation to Dortmund in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Alois Lechner of the Ergänzungsstaffel/NJG 2, who was flying a Ju 88C from Gilze-Rijen airfield in the Netherlands.

Pilot: P-1575/783495 Plt Off Mieczysław Rzemyk (American) - Middelkerke Communal Cemetery : Service Plot Row B Grave 24. Polish War Memorial RAF Northolt Panel 61.
Pilot: P-0535 Flt Lt Stanisław Antoni Reyman - Injured. He was hospitalised. Repatriated on the Letitia on 2 February 1945.
Observer: 76830 Fg Off Zdzisław Franciszek Zamoyski - Ostende New Communal Cemetery Plot IX Row 4 Grave 25. Polish War Memorial RAF Northolt Panel 80.
Wireless Operator: 781549 Sgt Janusz Piotr Truszkowski - Polish War Memorial RAF Northolt Panel 73.
Air Gunner: 781661 Sgt Stanisław Niewiadomski - Polish War Memorial RAF Northolt Panel 48.
Air Gunner: 793865 Sgt Edward Wojan PoW Stalag 4B Muhlberg (Elbe). PoW Number 188.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
301 "Ziemia Pomorska" Squadron Losses
CWGC
Polish War Memorial RAF Northolt
Bomber Command Losses 1942
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=Z1379+


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Dec-2017 22:38 Red Dragon Added
31-Jan-2018 01:22 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
18-Oct-2018 17:03 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
18-Apr-2020 09:15 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
18-Apr-2020 09:15 TigerTimon Updated [Time]

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