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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203614
Last updated: 4 December 2020
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Date:30-MAY-1942
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IV
Owner/operator:460 Sqn RAAF
Registration: Z1388
C/n / msn: UV-J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Colombes-on-de Ille-Marante -   France
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Breighton
Destination airport:
Narrative:
In a later statement Sgt Holborow said the only information I have is that according to the Germans in Paris all the other four were killed. I am of the opinion that they had very little chance of escaping from the aircraft. The place of the crash is recorded as Colombes-on-de Ille-Marante, France.

Crew
Pilot:407192 Flt Lt Thomas Harrison Bourke RAAF - Viroflay New Communal Cemetery Row A. Grave 8.
Observer: 404353 Fg Off William Martin Murphy RAAF - Viroflay New Communal Cemetery Row A. Grave 7.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:407285 Flt Sgt Richard Paterson Davis RAAF - Viroflay New Communal Cemetery Row A. Grave 6.
Air Gunner: 407280 Flt Sgt Bernard George Payn Lovelock Balleine RAAF - Viroflay New Communal Cemetery Row A. Grave 9.
Air Gunner: 402290 Sgt Ian Grantley Holborow RAAF PoW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 418

Sources:

460 SQUADRON RAAF, WORLD WAR 2 FATALITIES
French Crashes 39-45
CWGC
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Ffrancecrashes39-45.net%2Fpage_fiche_av.php%3Fid%3D3343&edit-text=&act=url


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2017 21:25 Red Dragon Added
21-Oct-2018 13:33 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Destination airport]

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