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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203571
Last updated: 15 July 2020
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Date:20-MAY-1942
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:101 Squadron Royal Air Force (101 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3472
C/n / msn: SR-D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Vicinity of Charleville-Mezieres (Ardennes) -   Belgium
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bourn
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Emergency landing due to possible mechanical problems

Pilot:1104336 Sgt J Beecroft - Escape Report WO 208/3309/795 (France - Switzerland)
1378969 Sgt J P Love PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus PoW Number 336 Liberation Report WO 208/3338/882
Navigator Sgt Sidney Bradley Escaped - (Killed in Switzerland on 16 June 1942) Vevey (St Martin's) Cemetery Grave 104A
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner:958800 Sgt H P Hanwell Escape Report WO 208/3309/796 (France - Switzerland)
Air Gunner:118854 Sgt A Crichton PoW Initially escaped. Captured near the Swiss border at Fournet (25) 16 June 1942. Camps L3 Zagan & Belaria/L6 Heydekrug/357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 315.

Sources:

French Crashes 39-45
CWGC
RAF Prisoners of War
National Archives


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Dec-2017 22:41 Red Dragon Added
09-Oct-2018 05:47 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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