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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202996
Last updated: 8 November 2020
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Date:29-APR-1942
Time:03:30
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk II
Owner/operator:158 Squadron Royal Air Force (158 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z8521
C/n / msn: NP-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Emmelev church north of Højer -   Denmark
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Driffield
Destination airport:
Narrative:
When approaching the Danish coast the aircraft was hit by flak from 1./ 836 located near Esbjerg, and had to make a crash landing near Emmelev Church North of Højer at 03:30 in the morning.

Crew
404447 Flt Sgt L McKay RNZAF PoW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 250.
402563 Sgt W H Betts RAAF PoW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 220.
983733 Sgt A W Abbott PoW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 39640
06129 Plt Off P E Gates PoW Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 196.
544931 Sgt G Rees PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 268.

Sources:

Air War over Denmark
RAF Prisoner of War
Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Dec-2017 19:36 Red Dragon Added
01-Nov-2018 20:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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