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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203739
Last updated: 20 November 2020
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Date:31-MAY-1942
Time:01:00 approx
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:109 Squadron Royal Air Force (109 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z1113
C/n / msn: ZP-U
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Jackerath, Titz, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Stradishall
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:00 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 Leutnant Brinkhaus & Unteroffizier Keil of the 4./NJG 1, who were flying a Bf 110 E-1 from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield in Belgium. Claim - Jackerath 35km NW Koln: 4,000m at 00:50.
The surviving crew members were taken prisoner of war:

1167388 Sgt T B D Eddy PoW Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 407.
922357 Flt Sgt J W Austin PoW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 390.
R/65366 Sgt T G H Hatfield RCAF PoW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 39649.
Wireless Operator:1071410 Sgt Roy Alexander Currie - Rheinberg War Cemetery 2. A. 12.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1051612 Sgt David Miller - Rheinberg War Cemetery 2. A. 13.
Air Gunner:905332 Flt Henry Herbert Witts - Rheinberg War Cemetery 2. A. 14.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=Z1113+
Google Maps
CWGC
RAF Prisoners of War
Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2018 14:41 Red Dragon Added
16-Oct-2018 19:38 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Damage, Operator]
21-Apr-2020 07:17 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Apr-2020 08:40 TigerTimon Updated [Time]
21-Apr-2020 08:47 TigerTimon Updated [Time]

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