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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203920
Last updated: 10 December 2020
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Date:02-JUN-1942
Time:02:43 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:57 Squadron Royal Air Force (57 Sqn RAF)
Registration: DV816
C/n / msn: DX-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Westerschelde estuary northwest of Wemeldinge, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:55 hrs for participation in the second 1000 bomber raid; this time the target being Essen, Germany.
The aircraft was hit by ships' Flak of the 32. Minesweeper Flotilla (32. Räumbootsflottille) and crashed. The crew were all taken prisoner of war:

R/85041 Flt Sgt J Kormylo RCAF PoW Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 12679.
1034198 Sgt D Taylor PoW Stalag 344 Lamsdorf. PoW Number 12676.
1111501 Sgt V Ross PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 442.
1310631 Sgt L Sibson PoW Stalag 344 Lamsdorf. PoW Number 12674.
1272544 Sgt L Nicholls PoW Stalag 344 Lamsdorf. PoW Number 25068.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=DV816+
Google Maps
Bomber Command Losses 1942
RAF Prisoners of War


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jan-2018 17:35 Red Dragon Added
07-Nov-2018 19:37 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Operator]
23-Apr-2020 18:06 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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