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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203014
Last updated: 18 May 2020
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Date:29-APR-1942
Time:03:00/10
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IV
Owner/operator:460 Sqn RAAF
Registration: Z1290
C/n / msn: UV-T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Brockhorst near Neumunster -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Breighton
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Claimed by Lt Gustav Tham 8./NJG2 - Bockhorst 10km East of Neumunster at 03:10/10. Aircraft crashed near Neumunster. This is where the crew were intially laid to rest. After the war they were re-interred at Hamburg Cemetery.
Post war it was established that the aircraft crashed in the vicinity of Neumunster and that all the crew were killed. In 1953 a statement by a citizen of Poland (through the Red Cross) reported that the aircraft was shot down by a German fighter and exploded in mid-air.

Crew
Pilot:402885 Flt Sgt Leslie Milton Shephard RAAF - Hamburg Cemetery 4A. E. 12.
2nd Pilot:404868 Sgt John Francis Carpender RAAF - Hamburg Cemetery 4A. E. 9.
Observer: 402836 Plt Off Ralph Bond RAAF - Hamburg Cemetery 4A. E. 10.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:402600 Sgt Trevor Hopetoun McIlveen - Hamburg Cemetery 4A. E. 13.
Wireless Operator Air Gunner: 404661 Sgt William Walter Perroux - Hamburg Cemetery 4A. E. 8.
Air Gunner:408122 Sgt John Percival Cosgrove - Hamburg Cemetery 4A. E. 11.

Sources:

460 SQUADRON RAAF, WORLD WAR 2 FATALITIES
Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1
Bomber Command Losses 1942.
CWGC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Dec-2017 16:07 Red Dragon Added
21-Oct-2018 13:33 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Destination airport]

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