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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235461
Last updated: 24 April 2020
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Date:02-JUN-1942
Time:02:31 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
Owner/operator:21 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (21 OTU RAF)
Registration: W5618
C/n / msn: ?-W
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Moustier-sur-Sambre, Jemeppe-sur-Sambre, province of Namur -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:07 hrs for participation in the second 1000 bomber raid; this time the target being Essen, Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Reinhold Eckardt of the 7./NJG 3 (detached to III./NJG 4), who was flying a Bf 110 from Juvincourt airfield in France.

The pilot, F/Sgt Frederick Albright (RCAF, 28 y.), the gunner P/O William Richards (RCAF) and sergeants Rex Burt (23 y., RAAF) and Ernest Stephens (RAAF, 26 y.) did not survive.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=W5618
https://luchtvaartgeschiedenis.be/content/wellington-bij-charleroi
Google Maps


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