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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202649
Last updated: 20 March 2021
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:156 Squadron Royal Air Force (156 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3417
C/n / msn: GT-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Bay of Bourgneuf off Pornic -   France
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Presumed crashed in the target area.

Pilot: 119346 Plt Off Joseph Sheffield - Escoublac-le-Baule Loire Atlantique 2.B.20.
Observer: 798530 Sgt John Roderick McRae - Runnymede Memorial Panel 98.
Navigator: 969700 Flt Sgt Roylance Kinsey - Runnymede Memorial Panel 75.
Navigator: 1261463 Sgt Rex Valand Hagborg - Runnymede Memorial Panel 84.
Air Gunner : 1266931 Sgt Dennis Shapley Hall - Barbatre Churchyard Velkdee France Grave 9.
Air Gunner: 1376601 Sgt John James Smith - Runnymede Memorial Panel 93.


French Crashes 39-45.
Bomber Command Losses 1942
156 Sqaudron


Shortly before the incident

Revision history:

07-Dec-2017 21:29 Red Dragon Added
11-Jun-2018 05:58 Anon. Updated [Photo, ]
03-Nov-2018 10:16 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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