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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202987
Last updated: 12 February 2021
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Date:29-APR-1942
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk II
Owner/operator:12 Squadron Royal Air Force (12 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z8342
C/n / msn: PH-Z
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kiel -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Binbrook
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed in target area. (Possible claim by Oblt Willi Elstermann 6./NJG3 - Sylt Island at 02:15. Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1). The crew were initially buried in the local Naval Garrison Cemetery. After the war they were re-interred in Kiel War Cemetery.

Crew
Pilot: 1178776 Sgt Norman Spray - Kiel War Cemetery 1. D. 3.
Pilot: 404865 Sgt Robert George Gordon RAAF - Kiel War Cemetery 1. D. 5.
Observer:928689 Sgt Alan Robertson Holmes - Kiel War Cemetery 1. D. 4.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1016825 Sgt Colin Black Climie - Kiel War Cemetery Joint grave 1. D. 6-7.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1186623 Sgt Walter Laurence Munns - Kiel War Cemetery Joint grave 1. D. 6-7.
Air Gunner: 939428 Sgt William Lloyd Huxley - Kiel War Cemetery 1. D. 2.

Sources:

RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS.
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Dec-2017 18:06 Red Dragon Added
19-Oct-2018 14:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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