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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234981
Last updated: 13 April 2020
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
Owner/operator:57 Squadron Royal Air Force (57 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z8903
C/n / msn: DX-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 20:05 hrs local time for a Rover patrol (searchlight-suppression).
Probably, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Egmont Prinz zur Lippe-Weissenfeld of the 5./NJG 2, who had taken off from Bergen airfield. He claimed a 'Wellington' shot down over the North Sea west of Alkmaar, Noord-Holland.

The six crew members are all missing in action.


Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two

Revision history:

11-Apr-2020 20:28 TigerTimon Added
11-Apr-2020 20:54 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
13-Apr-2020 07:48 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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