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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203540
Last updated: 7 August 2020
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Date:18-MAY-1942
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:419 (Moose) Sqn RCAF
Registration: Z1562
C/n / msn: VR-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Sea off Cromer Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Mildenhall
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The ORB shows that Flt Sgt Dunn's crew reported "explosion seen in the air followed by fire in the sea just North of Cromer at 2330 hours". Sgt Pozer a rear gunner who was in the aircraft that took before Flt Sgt Pikula's aircraft is certain that the aircraft was shot down by flak from a convoy off Cromer Norfolk.

Crew
Pilot:R/67563 Flt Sgt Frank Pikula RCAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 106.
Navigator:R/61678 WOI Kenneth Lendon McDowell RCAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 101.
Wireless Operator:1112051 Sgt Gordon Clelland - Runnymede Memorial Panel 80.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: R/84167 Sgt William Thomson RCAF - Runnymede Memorial 107.
Air Gunner:R/88208 Sgt Walter Hopkins Webster RCAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 107.

Sources:

419 Squadron Association
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Dec-2017 12:09 Red Dragon Added
10-Oct-2018 12:20 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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