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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202785
Last updated: 18 April 2020
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Date:23-APR-1942
Time:01:27 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:75 (NZ) Squadron Royal Air Force (75 (NZ) Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3487
C/n / msn: AA-O
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:over the North Sea west of Oostvoorne, Zuid-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell
Destination airport:RAF Feltwell
Narrative:
On the return journey the aircraft was attacked by night fighter pilot Oberfeldwebel Wilhelm Beier of the Ergänzungsstaffel/NJG 2, who was flying a Ju 88 C-6 from Gilze-Rijen airfield.
The rear gunner was killed and the navigator, wireless operator and 2nd pilot were wounded. The pilot and front gunner escaped injury and a successful crash landing was accomplished back at base. However the 2nd pilot died later that morning, and he and the air gunner are buried at Feltwell.

Crew
Pilot: 404507 Plt Off Eric George Delancey ‘Rick/ Riki’ Jarman RAAF - Safe
Pilot: NZ411929 Plt Off Trafford McRae Nicol RNZAF - Feltwell(St Nicholas)Churchyard Row C. Grave 11.
Navigator:1051621 Sgt William Henderson Taylor - Injured
Wireless Operator: 980003 Sgt John Alexander Fernie - Injured
Air Gunner: Sgt R S Davey - Safe
Air Gunner: NZ402999 Sgt Richard James Harris RNZAF - Feltwell(St Nicholas) Churchyard Row B. Grave 11.

Sources:

75 Squadron Association
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Dec-2017 21:24 Red Dragon Added
27-Oct-2018 19:51 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
18-Apr-2020 14:17 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source]
18-Apr-2020 14:19 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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