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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225910
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:12-APR-1940
Time:night
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk 1c
Owner/operator:115 Squadron Royal Air Force (115 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P9284
C/n / msn: KO-J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stavanger-Sola Airfield, Stavanger, Rogaland -   Norway
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk
Narrative:
Vickers Wellington Mk.1c P9284 (KO-J) of 115 Squadron RAF: Lost/failed to return from combat operations on night of 11/12 April 1940. Took off from RAF Marham, Norfolk at 18.00 with Stavanger-Sola Airfield, Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway, as the target. Shot down by Flak/AAA in target area, all six crew killed

Pilot Officer (Pilot) Frederick Edward Barber, RAF 36223, 115 Sqn., age 26, 12/04/1940, Stavanger (Eiganes) Churchyard, Norway
Pilot Officer (Pilot) David Alexander Rankin, RAF 36180 (New Zealand), 115 Sqn., age 25, 12/04/1940, Stavanger (Eiganes) Churchyard, Norway
Sergeant (Observer) Alan Sydney Pearce, RAF 580805, 115 Sqn., age 20, 12/04/1940, Stavanger (Eiganes) Churchyard, Norway
Sergeant Geoffrey William James Juby, RAF 514904, 115 Sqdn., age 28, 12/04/1940, Stavanger (Eiganes) Churchyard, Norway
Leading Aircraftman Lionel Allen Westcott, RAF 545537, 115 Sqdn., age 21, 12/04/1940, Stavanger (Eiganes) Churchyard, Norway
Pilot Officer (Air Gunner) Peter Edward Tucker Bull, RAFVR 76004, 115 Sqdn., age 26, 12/04/1940, Stavanger (Eiganes) Churchyard, Norway

Wellington P9284 was the lead aircraft in the second wave of the raid, and crashed on top of a bakery in Stavanger. Other sources say that P9284 crashed on top of Storhaug School in Stavanger, killing two (or three) civilians in the building

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000-P9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1978 p 52)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/121: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14141956
3. Coastal Dawn: Blenheims in Action from the Phoney War through the Battle of Britain By Andrew Bird p 43
4. http://www.oldhaltonians.co.uk/pages/rememb/ROH/20.htm
5. https://wartimememoriesproject.com/ww2/view.php?uid=221410
6. http://boredhistorian.blogspot.com/2015/09/target-stavanger-1141940.html
7. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-vickers-416-wellington-ic-stavanger-6-killed
8. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2186862/barber,-frederick-edward/
9. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2186890/rankin,-david-alexander/
10. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2186888/pearce,-alan-sydney/
11. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2186881/juby,-geoffrey-william-james/
12. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2186902/westcott,-lionel-allen/
13. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2186868/bull,-peter-edward-tucker/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jun-2019 18:20 Dr. John Smith Added
07-Jun-2019 18:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date]
08-Jun-2019 10:40 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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