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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234313
Last updated: 23 March 2020
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Date:31-AUG-1941
Time:23:37 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
Owner/operator:101 Squadron Royal Air Force (101 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R1703
C/n / msn: SR-J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Boxbergstraat 1, Genk, Limburg -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 20:14 hrs for an operation to Köln in Germany.
The aircraft was coned by a searchlight for 9 minutes & intercepted and shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Wilhelm Dimter of the Stab I./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield in the Netherlands.

For the crew, see Aircrew Remembered.

Sources:

https://luchtvaartgeschiedenis.be/content/wellington-r1703-bij-genk
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=R1703
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Mar-2020 20:19 TigerTimon Added
23-Mar-2020 20:28 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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