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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203743
Last updated: 3 July 2020
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Date:31-MAY-1942
Time:night
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IV
Owner/operator:142 Squadron Royal Air Force (142 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z1208
C/n / msn: QT-S
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Neuss, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Grimsby
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:06 hrs for participation in the first 1000 bomber raid with target Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The aircraft was coned by searchlights and hit by light Flak of the 3./leichte Flak-Abteilung 736 and 1./schwere Flak-Abteilung 404 (leichte Flaktrupp).
All five rest at Rheinberg War Cemetery:

Pilot:1330594 Sgt Noel Alexander Lowden - Rheinberg War Cemetery Coll. grave 6. C. 20-22.
Observer:115239 Plt Off Walter Ewart Gregory - Rheinberg War Cemetery 6. C. 19.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1181849 Sgt Frederick William Thornton - Rheinberg War Cemetery Coll. grave 6. C. 20-22.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:77270 Flt Lt Peter Thorne Chandler MiD - Rheinberg War Cemetery 6. C. 18.
Air Gunner:1029624 Sgt Lawrence William Mallon - Rheinberg War Cemetery Coll. grave 6. C. 20-22.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=Z1208+
Google Maps
Bomber Command Losses 1942
CWGC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2018 16:09 Red Dragon Added
18-Oct-2018 14:14 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Damage, Operator]
20-Apr-2020 20:41 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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