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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 232202
Last updated: 18 January 2020
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:405 (Vancouver) Sqn RCAF
Registration: W5551
C/n / msn: LQ-U
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Brest -   France
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Pocklington
Destination airport:Brest
Shot down by enemy fighters over the port of Brest while bombing the battleships Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen. Aircraft crashed at Ploudaniel. Crew bailed out except rear gunner F/L Whigham who was killed. Sgt Dalphond the front gunner managed to evade capture with the help of the French while the rest of the crew were made PoW.


Revision history:

18-Jan-2020 15:38 tachel Added
18-Jan-2020 15:48 tachel Updated [Date]
18-Jan-2020 15:49 tachel Updated [Narrative]

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