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Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Date:26-JUL-1941
Time:04:22 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic whtl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V
Owner/operator:10 Squadron Royal Air Force (10 Sqn RAF)
Registration: T4231
MSN: ZA-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 km northeast of Koersel, Beringen, Limburg -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:28 hrs for an operation to Hannover, Germany.
On return, coned by searchlights and shot down by night fighter pilot Feldwebel Reinhard Kollak of the 1./NJG 1, who was flying Bf 110 C-4 G9+LH from Venlo airfield, the Netherlands.

For the crew, see Aircrew Remembered.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=T4231+
https://luchtvaartgeschiedenis.be/content/whitley-bij-koersel
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Jul-2019 17:58 TigerTimon Added
27-Jul-2019 10:23 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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