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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203689
Last updated: 1 November 2020
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Date:31-MAY-1942
Time:01:08 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:22 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (22 OTU RAF)
Registration: DV701
C/n / msn: DD-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Stürzelberg, Dormagen, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wellesbourne Mountford
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:48 hrs for participation in the first 1000 bomber raid with target Köln in Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The aircraft was coned by the 2./Reserve-Scheinwerfer-Abteilung 648 and hit by the 3./Reserve-Flak-Abteilung 133.
The crew are all commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial:

Pilot:401164 Fg Off Harold Roger Blake DFC RNZAF (Instructor) - Runnymede Memorial Panel 114.
J/4767 Fg Off Donald Stewart MacLean RCAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 99.
Wireless Operator:R/59557 Sgt Ralph Nelson Adams Creswell RCAF (Instructor) - Runnymede Memorial Panel 103
902718 Flt Sgt Julian Robert Wanbon DFM (Instructor) - Runnymede Memorial Panel 76.
R/92093 Sgt Noel Grattan RCAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 104.

Sources:

Bomber Command Losses 1942
22 OTU
CWGC
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=DV701+
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2018 14:21 Red Dragon Added
20-Feb-2018 17:30 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Destination airport]
20-Apr-2020 18:44 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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