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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236052
Last updated: 15 May 2020
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Date:12-AUG-1942
Time:01:57 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:156 Squadron Royal Air Force (156 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z1595
C/n / msn: GT-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Coutisse, Andenne, province of Namur -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Alconbury, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:41 hrs for an operation to Mainz in Germany.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Oberfeldwebel Reinhard Kollak & Unteroffizier Hans Hermann of the 7./NJG 4, who were flying Bf 110 3C+AR from Juvincourt airfield in France.

On board were Squadron Leader James Beavis (28 years old, pilot), Sgt Allan Wise (22 years old, second pilot), F/Sgt Norman Spark (21 years old, observer), Sgt Henry D. Hurst and Sgt Johnstone Stewart (both 29 years old and radio operator), and the 25-year-old tail gunner, P/O Raymond Embelin. All six rest in a collective grave in the Coutisse cemetery.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=Z1595
https://luchtvaartgeschiedenis.be/content/wellington-bij-coutisse
Google Maps


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