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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235406
Last updated: 22 April 2020
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Date:02-JUN-1942
Time:01:15 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
Owner/operator:26 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (26 OTU RAF)
Registration: HX375
C/n / msn: ?-X
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Koordekenshoef, Antwerpen -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wing, Buckinghamshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:59 hrs for participation in the second 1000 bomber raid; this time the target being Essen, Germany.
The aircraft was caught in the cross-fire of heavy (schwere) and light (leichte) Flak and impacted in the northern harbour area of Antwerpen, where buildings of the Wijngaardnatie are located.

The entire crew was killed and is buried at Schoonselhof: the pilot Sgt Kenneth Edmonds (20 y.), his observer F/Sgt Keith Utman (RCAF, 20 y.), the air gunner Sgt Bruce Edye (RAAF, 23 y.), and the wireless operators/gunners F/Sgt Richard Derry (RCAF), and Sgt Geoffrey Horner, a 20-year-old carpenter from Yorkshire.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
https://luchtvaartgeschiedenis.be/content/wellington-hx375-te-antwerpen
Google Maps
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=HX375


Revision history:

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22-Apr-2020 17:45 TigerTimon Added

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