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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225919
Last updated: 8 June 2019
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Date:12-APR-1940
Time:16:10 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk 1c
Owner/operator:149 Squadron Royal Air Force (149 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P9266
C/n / msn: OJ-F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:at position 58'45"N, 05'30"E, 20 km off Egersund, Rogaland -   Norway
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Vickers Wellington Mk.1c P9266 (OJ-F), 149 Squadron: Lost on combat operations (officially "failed to return from air operations off Southern Norway") 12 April 1940. The aircraft left RAF Mildenhall at 11:53 LT on an operation to find enemy shipping along the Norwegian coast. While cruising off Stavanger, the aircraft was shot down by the pilot of a Luftwaffe Messerschmitt Bf.110 and crashed into the sea, killing all six occupants. The Wellington was last seen at 16.10 hours at sea level, at position 58'45"N, 05'30"E approximately 20 km off Egersund, Rogaland

Crew of Wellington P9266
Sgt Geofrrey Edmund Goad, pilot (Service Number 563876)
Sgt Frederick Albert Woodcock,(Service Number 564824)
Sgt Roy Fox Vickery (Service Number 530080)
Corporal Jack Harry Langridge RNZAF (Service Number 37156, aged 21)
AC.1 Edmund Brian Doherty (Service Number 627157)
AC.2 James Henry (Service Number 630142)

Sgt Geoffrey E Goad is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery, Norway, whilst the rest of the crew have no known grave; they were commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. AC.1 Edmund Brian Doherty is also Commemorated on the Ryde School War Memorial and the Ryde Borough War Memorial, Ryde, Isle of Wight

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000-P9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1978 p 52)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/133: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14141883
3. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-vickers-416-wellington-ic-stavanger-6-killed-1
4. http://www.isle-of-wight-memorials.org.uk/people-ryd/ryd_doherty_eb.htm
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2186261/
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1532014/
7. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1809328/
8. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1803069/
9. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/232314/
10. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1799948/
11. Isle of Wight County Press 20th and 27th April 1940: http://www.isle-of-wight-memorials.org.uk/people_2_d/doherty_eb.htm
12. https://www.google.com/maps/place/58%C2%B027'00.0%22N+5%C2%B018'00.0%22E/@58.5457965,5.1624667,61631m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d58.45!4d5.3


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jun-2019 21:12 Dr. John Smith Added
07-Jun-2019 21:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
07-Jun-2019 21:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
08-Jun-2019 10:35 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Location]

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