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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203471
Last updated: 26 February 2021
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Date:16-MAY-1942
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:75 (NZ) Squadron Royal Air Force (75 (NZ) Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3482
C/n / msn: AA-J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sea off Sylt -   Germany
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed into the sea off Sylt. The crew were initially buried in the Westerland Friedhof. After the war they were reinterred in Kiel War Cemetery.

Crew
Pilot: NZ403437 Sgt Myles Frederick Gordon Fraser RNZAF - Kiel War Cemetery 3. E. 10.
Navigator: NZ402221 Flt Sgt Albert Ivan Smith - Kiel War Cemetery 3. E. 9.
Wireless Operator:1257377 Sgt John Owen Henry Nichols - Kiel War Cemetery 3. B. 11
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1166184 Sgt Stanley Alfred George Shaw - Kiel War Cemetery Joint grave 3. B. 11.
Air Gunner: NZ404107 Sgt Norman Edward Whiting RNZAF - Kiel War Cemetery 3. B. 10.

Sources:

75 Squadron Association
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Dec-2017 22:13 Red Dragon Added
27-Oct-2018 19:51 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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