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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202555
Last updated: 26 September 2020
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Date:15-APR-1942
Time:02:33 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk II
Owner/operator:405 (Vancouver) Sqn RCAF
Registration: W5427
C/n / msn: LQ-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Brühl, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Pocklington
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:14 hrs for an operation to Dortmund in Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The aircraft was hit by heavy (schwere) Flak and crashed.
All the crew were initially buried at Brühl:

Pilot: 1108340 Sgt Donald Malcolm MacFarlane Rheinberg War Cemetery Coll. grave 1. C. 22-24.
Observer: 375987 Sgt Alan Godfrey Harvey Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. C. 25.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1006968 Malcolm David Jones Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. C. 21.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:J/15855 Sgt William Stone Tyler (American)RCAF Rheinberg War Cemetery Coll. grave 1. C.22-24
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: R/59294 Sgt John Cormack RCAF Rheinberg War Cemetery Coll. grave 1. C. 22-24.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=W5427+
Google Maps
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Dec-2017 17:25 Red Dragon Added
29-Jun-2018 09:17 ehren69 Updated [Location, Narrative]
13-Oct-2018 16:50 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Destination airport]
18-Apr-2020 08:56 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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