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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202554
Last updated: 14 January 2021
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Date:15-APR-1942
Time:05:18
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk II
Owner/operator:405 (Vancouver) Sqn RCAF
Registration: W5390
C/n / msn: LQ-X
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Missing -
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Pocklington
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The last time the crew was heard on the radio was at 05:10 and they were requesting assistance. All the crew were made PoW's.
Crew
J/5825 Plt Off P C Toft RCAF PoW Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria. PoW Number 131.
110660 Plt Off W R Samson POW Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria. PoW Number 128.
R/56197 Flt Sgt H W Bydwell RCAF PoW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 142.
1168054 Sgt P M Crowe PoW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 148.
971361 Sgt F J A Hesselden PoW Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria. PoW Number 161

Sources:

Bomber Command Losses 1942
RAF Prisoners of War


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Dec-2017 17:03 Red Dragon Added
13-Oct-2018 16:51 stehlik49 Updated [Location, Phase, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
14-Oct-2018 12:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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