Accident Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V Z6555,
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Date:Wednesday 9 July 1941
Time:02:51 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic whtl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V
Owner/operator:78 Sqn RAF
Registration: Z6555
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:North Sea 60 km NW of Vlieland, Friesland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Middleton St George, County Durham
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 23:03 hrs for an operation to Hamm, Germany.
Shot down by night fighter pilot Leutnant Rudolf Schoenert of the 4./NJG 1, who was flying Bf 110 C-7 G9+WM from Bergen airfield.

Pilot : Sergeant Oliver Wiley McLean RAAF Aus/404112 [Killed]
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner : Sergeant Kenneth Noddle RAFVR 910919 [Killed]
Crew : Sergeant Louis Byrne RAF 1377672 [Killed]
Crew : Sergeant Clifford Mackenzie Martin RCAF R/64471 [Killed]
Crew : Pilot Officer Herbert Hutin Mountain RAFVR 86428 [Killed] (NCO:751256 Commission Gazetted : Tuesday 05 November, 1940)


Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one
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Other occurrences involving this aircraft

17 August 1941 Z6754 78 Sqn RAF 5 Buggenum, Limburg w/o
7 September 1941 Z6881 78 Sqn RAF 5 near Burgum, Friesland w/o

Revision history:

08-Jul-2019 11:33 TigerTimon Added
08-Jul-2019 11:34 TigerTimon Updated [Cn]
08-Jul-2019 14:31 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
15-Jun-2022 04:43 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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