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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203412
Last updated: 29 October 2020
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Date:09-MAY-1942
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk II
Owner/operator:158 Squadron Royal Air Force (158 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z8439
C/n / msn: NP-R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Rovershagen -   Germany
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Driffield
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed near Rovershagen 15km NE of Rostock. This is where the crew were initially buried. After the end of hostilities they were reinterred at Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

Crew
Pilot:1056078 Flt Sgt Alexander John Reid - Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery 8. B. 14.
Pilot:114427 Plt Off John Derrick Forbes Weet - Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery 8. B. 16.
Observer: 930699 Sgt Alfred Valentine Kay - Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery 8. B. 21.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1002399 Sgt Joseph Dodds - Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery 8. B. 17.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1256351 Sgt Shaun Craving Preston - Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery 8. B. 15.
Air Gunner:1154657 Sgt Wilfred Lawson Taylor - Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery 8. B. 18.

Sources:

CWGC
158 Squadron Association
Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Dec-2017 13:58 Red Dragon Added
01-Nov-2018 20:07 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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