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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203685
Last updated: 7 November 2020
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Date:31-MAY-1942
Time:01:43
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:22 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (22 OTU RAF)
Registration: R1235
C/n / msn: DD-O
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kalenberg, Mechernich, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wellesbourne Mountford
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:55 hrs for participation in the first 1000 bomber raid with target Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Oberleutnant Bokemeyer & Unteroffizier Laakmann of the 5./NJG 1, who were flying a Bf 110 from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield in Belgium.
The five crew members all rest at Rheinberg War Cemetery:

Pilot:1160730 Flt Sgt Cyril James Matthews - killed
Observer: R/80160 Flt Sgt Philip Grimshaw Barclay RCAF - killed
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:121509 Plt Off William Frazer Caldwell DFM - killed
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:405515 Sgt Denis Henry Edwards RNZAF - killed
Air Gunner:48958 Plt Off Dudley Arthur Tallis DFM - killed

Sources:

http://undyingmemory.net/Culford-Roll-of-Honour/matthews-cyril.html
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
Google Maps
CWGC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2018 13:37 Red Dragon Added
20-Feb-2018 17:28 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Destination airport, Narrative]
21-Apr-2020 08:59 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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