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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234132
Last updated: 8 August 2020
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Date:19-AUG-1941
Time:00:05 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ia
Owner/operator:11 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (11 OTU RAF)
Registration: N3005
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:chalk slopes northeast of Barrington, Cambridgeshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire
Narrative:
The aircraft was on approach to RAF Bassingbourn with its landing lights on, when it was attacked and set ablaze by night fighter pilot Oberfeldwebel Heinz Strüning of the 1./NJG 2, who was flying a Ju 88C from Gilze-Rijen airfield in the Netherlands. Two of the crew succumbed to their injuries in Addenbrookes hospital.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=N3005
Google Maps
Nachtjagd, Defenders of the Reich, 1940–1943


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