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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233202
Last updated: 24 February 2020
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Date:13-AUG-1941
Time:02:20 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
Owner/operator:115 Squadron Royal Air Force (115 Sqn RAF)
Registration: T2563
C/n / msn: KO-D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Smith's Farm at Scottow, near Norwich, Norfolk, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 21:34 LT for an operation to Essen in Germany.
On return, the aircraft was attacked four times by night fighter pilot Oberfeldwebel Peter Laufs of the 1./NJG 2, who was flying a Ju 88C from Gilze-Rijen airfield in the Netherlands.
With a badly damaged aircraft, the pilot attempted to perform an emergency-landing at RAF Coltishall in Norfolk. The Wimpey missed the airfield, hit the ground approximately half way down the field and slid into a barn, catching fire and eventually burning out.
Despite the fire, locals helped the crew from the aircraft. R.A. Hodges, A.J.A. Day, C.D. Taverner and S.W. Morton all sustained injuries and were taken to the farmhouse and given tea and first aid. Sgt. Evans was probably killed during the mission, as the crewmembers heard nothing from him during the flight home.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=T2563
https://115squadron-raf.be/crews/Wellington%20Mk%20IC%20-%20T2563%20-%20KO-D.html
Google Maps


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