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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234137
Last updated: 18 March 2020
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Date:19-AUG-1941
Time:02:30 claim
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
Owner/operator:218 Squadron Royal Air Force (218 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W5457
C/n / msn: HA-Z
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Arzfeld, Rheinland-Pfalz -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:43 hrs for an operation to Köln in Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The aircraft was coned by searchlights for 5 minutes & intercepted and shot down by night fighter pilot Oberfeldwebel Gerhard Herzog of the 3./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield in the Netherlands.

For the crew, see Aircrew Remembered.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=W5457
Google Maps


Revision history:

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