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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203442
Last updated: 20 October 2020
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Date:09-MAY-1942
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:419 (Moose) Sqn RCAF
Registration: X3480
C/n / msn: VR-J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Off Rejsby -   Denmark
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Mildenhall
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was hit by flak badly damaging the Wellington and causing the death of Plt Off Porter.The aircraft came down off Rejsby which is 10km SSW of Ribe Denmark. The crew members set fire to the remains of the aircraft after removal of the body of Plt Off Porter. All the remaining four crew members and MacCallum became Prisoners of War.
This is the story from official RCAF/RAF sources - One other source mentions that the aircraft was attacked by night fighters, and in this attack Plt Off Porter was killed and the 2nd Pilot WO MacCallum was wounded three times. Flt Sgt MacMillan shot in both legs.

Crew
Pilot:R/65332 Flt Sgt J D Giddens RCAF PoW Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 49.
2nd Pilot: R/76293 Sgt C L MacCullum RCAF PoW Stalag Luft 6 Sagan and Belaria. PoW Number 432.
Navigator: J/6667 Plt Off Cornelius James Porter RCAF - Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery AIII. 11. 5.
Wireless Operator:R/64818 WOII B J McKinley RCAF PoW Stalag Luft IV (Gross Tychow), III (Sagan), VI Heydekrug. PoW Number 76.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:R/50464 Sgt G W Robinson RCAF PoW Stalag Luft VI Heydekrug, III Sagan and Belaria, IV Sagan and Belaria. PoW Number 86.
Air Gunner:R/4211A Flt Sgt D K G MacMillan RCAF PoW Stalag Luft VI Heydekrug , IXC (Munlhausen), 357 (Thom/Fallingbostel). PoW Number 39670.

Sources:

419 Squadron Association
CWGC
RAF Prisoners of War
Bomber Command Losses 1942.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Dec-2017 13:45 Red Dragon Added
27-Dec-2017 13:46 Red Dragon Updated [Operator, Source]
27-Dec-2017 14:13 Red Dragon Updated [Operator]
10-Oct-2018 12:19 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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