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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 232202
Last updated: 18 January 2020
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Date:24-JUL-1941
Time:
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
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Pocklington
Destination airport:Brest
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=W5551
https://rcafassociation.ca/heritage/search-awards/?search=j23451&searchfield=servicenumber&type=all


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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