Accident Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V Z6564,
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Date:Tuesday 19 August 1941
Time:02:16 claim
Type:Silhouette image of generic whtl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V
Owner/operator:10 Sqn RAF
Registration: Z6564
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Rekem, Lanaken, Limburg -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 22:23 hrs for an operation to Köln in Germany.
The aircraft was coned by searchlights for 5 minutes, intercepted and attacked by Oberleutnant Griese & Unteroffizier Beiam of the 1./NJG 1, who were flying a Bf 110 from Sint Truiden (St Trond) airfield.

For the crew, see Aircrew Remembered.


Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
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Other occurrences involving this aircraft
6 July 1941 Z6793 10 Sqn RAF 4 Schuinesloot, Overijssel w/o

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18-Mar-2020 14:22 TigerTimon Added
03-Dec-2021 20:40 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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