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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203729
Last updated: 1 February 2021
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Date:31-MAY-1942
Time:night
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:103 Squadron Royal Air Force (103 Sqn RAF)
Registration: DV452
C/n / msn: PM-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Waltrop, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Elsham Wolds
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:26 hrs for participation in the first 1000 bomber raid with target Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The aircraft was hit by heavy (schwere) Flak and crashed.
All six rest at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery:

Pilot:1054935 Flt Sgt William Onions - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Coll. grave 18. A. 1-6.
Pilot:1313869 Sgt Michael Bruce Rogerson - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Coll. grave 18. A. 1-6.
Observer:1077240 Sgt Horace Ronald Hallam - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Coll. grave 18. A. 1-6.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1310250 Sgt William Kerr Jones - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Coll. grave 18. A. 1-6.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1113762 Sgt Alexander Leslie - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Coll. grave 18. A. 1-6.
Air Gunner:1212654 Sgt Bernard William Sansom - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Coll. grave 18. A. 1-6.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
Google Maps
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2018 13:19 Red Dragon Added
15-Oct-2018 15:11 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative, Operator]
20-Apr-2020 20:36 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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