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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202743
Last updated: 9 October 2020
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Date:18-APR-1942
Time:03:30
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk II
Owner/operator:305 (Ziemi Wielkopolskiej) Squadron Royal Air Force (305 (Ziemi Wielkopolskiej) Sqn RAF)
Registration: W5566
C/n / msn: SM-H
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Lindholme -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lindholme
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Aircraft were tasked with Ops to Hamburg but dropped their bombs in the area of Terschelling because of engine trouble. They were forced to fly the return leg with only one engine and while attempting to overshoot Lindholme airfield the aircraft collided with Wellington Z8519 which was parked on the ground at Lindholme airfield at 03:30. Five of the Polish crew in W5566 were slightly injured and the tail gunner escaped injury. The aircraft was deemed beyond repair.

Crew
Pilot: P-0363 Fg Off Leszek Jerzy Wielochowski injured.
Pilot: P-0636 Fg Off Gerard Roman Izydor Kunowski injured.
Navigator: P/0109 Fg Off Antoni Władysław Kiewnarski injured.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 784042 Sgt Jan Rogala-Sobieszczański injured.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 780668 Sgt Jan Józef Czwojda injured.
Air Gunner: P/782588 Sgt Zygmunt Skopinski Safe

Sources:

Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire
Bomber Command Losses 1942
Krzystek's List


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Dec-2017 21:01 Red Dragon Added
16-Feb-2018 18:39 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport]

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