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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203676
Last updated: 21 April 2020
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Date:31-MAY-1942
Time:night
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:12 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (12 OTU RAF)
Registration: X9874
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea off Harwich, Essex, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Chipping Warden
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:20 hrs for participation in the first 1000 bomber raid with target Köln, Germany.

The aircraft was ditched off Harwich while returning to base. The 3 survivors were taken to the RN Hospital Shotley. Unfortunately Sgt McKenzie died of his injuries at the hospital:

111557 Plt Off Robert Leslie William Ferrer - killed
J/8342 Plt Off Albin Lucki RCAF - killed
R/83572 Sgt Kenneth Howard Buck RCAF - Killed
Flt Sgt R Grundy OK
R/62807 Sgt John Draper McKenzie RCAF - (Injured intially)

Sources:

CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Jan-2018 21:11 Red Dragon Added
20-Feb-2018 17:09 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
21-Apr-2020 14:22 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
21-Apr-2020 14:22 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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