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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202711
Last updated: 9 February 2021
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Date:18-APR-1942
Time:01:55 claim
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IV
Owner/operator:300 (Ziemi Mazowieckiej) Squadron Royal Air Force (300 (Ziemi Mazowieckiej) Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z1267
C/n / msn: BH-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea 25km North of Terschelling -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:53 hrs for an operation to Hamburg in Germany.
The aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Oberleutnant Helmut Lent & Feldwebel Walter Kubisch of the Stab II./NJG 2, who had taken off from Leeuwarden airfield, in Bf 110 R4+EC.

Pilot: P-0751 Fg Off Józef Jan Kuśmierz - +
Pilot: P-0523 Fg Off Jan Urbaniak - +
Observer: P-1441 Fg Off Jan Orsza-Matysek - +
Wireless Operator: 793829 Sgt Jan Orlewski - +
Air Gunner: 792075 Sgt Franciszek Bay - +
Air Gunner: 782753 Sgt Aleksander Hupalo - +

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Bomber Command Losses 1942
Polish War Memorial RAF Northolt
Krzystek's List


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Dec-2017 23:01 Red Dragon Added
17-Feb-2018 17:01 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
04-Feb-2020 11:01 Anon. Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
18-Apr-2020 10:34 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Country, Source, Narrative]

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