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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203688
Last updated: 23 November 2020
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Time:01:56 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:22 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (22 OTU RAF)
Registration: R1714
C/n / msn: DD-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Süchteln, Viersen, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Elsham Wold
Destination airport:Cologne
Operation - first 1000 bomber raid with target Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Oberleutnant Reese & Unteroffizier Heu of the 2./NJG 1, who were flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield in the Netherlands.
Those killed rest in Rheinberg War Cemetery:

Pilot:42501 Flt Lt Alwyn Crampton Hamman DFC* (Instructor/South African) - Rheinberg War Cemetery 2. A. 3.
Observer:581522 WO Ernest Neeson MiD (Instructor) - Rheinberg War Cemetery 2. A. 6.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:924508 Sgt K P E Monk (Instructor) PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 515.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:R/73765 Sgt Roland Richard Harrison RCAF - Rheinberg War Cemetery 2. A. 4.
Air Gunner:751184 Flt Sgt William Stephen Hawkins (Instructor) - Rheinberg War Cemetery 2. A. 5.


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Revision history:

02-Jan-2018 14:01 Red Dragon Added
20-Feb-2018 17:29 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Destination airport]
21-Apr-2020 09:20 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
16-May-2020 08:10 Hammer Updated [Country, Departure airport, Destination airport]
16-May-2020 08:10 harro Updated [Country]

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