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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202688
Last updated: 5 January 2021
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Date:18-APR-1942
Time:02:49
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:57 Squadron Royal Air Force (57 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3542
C/n / msn: DX-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rickert 2km North of Budelsdorf -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell
Destination airport:Hamburg
Narrative:
Claim by Fw Ernst Meess 6/NJG3 - Budelsdorf near Rendsburg (Kiebitz) at 02:49.
Coned by searchlights batteries of Marine Flak Abt 211, 221, 231 and 251 between 02:42-02:49
(Wellington near Marienhof 02:49).

Crew
404438 Flt Sgt Warwick St George Ruxton Wilson RNZAF Kiel War Cemetery 1. A. 5.
82956 Flt Lt R Hicks PoW Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 120
104577 Plt Off J S Skinner PoW Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 129
1101025 Sgt Alexander John Shields Gillespie -Runnymede Memorial Panel 83.
902805 Sgt R D Meek PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 171.
931030 Sgt Ronald Sydney Andrews Runnymede Memorial Panel 77.

Sources:

Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1
RAF Prisoners of War
Bomber Command Losses 1942.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Dec-2017 18:04 Red Dragon Added
07-Nov-2018 19:34 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
17-Mar-2019 20:48 Shack832 Updated [Narrative]
05-May-2019 09:02 Anon. Updated [Time, Destination airport, Narrative]

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