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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236057
Last updated: 15 May 2020
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Date:12-AUG-1942
Time:03:12 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:156 Squadron Royal Air Force (156 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3798
C/n / msn: GT-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tildonk, Haacht, Vlaams-Brabant -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Alconbury, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:45 hrs local time for an operation to Mainz in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Hauptmann Ehle & Oberfeldwebel Leidenbach of the Stab II./NJG 1, who were flying Bf 110 F-4 G9+AC from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield.

For the pilot Harker and his radio operator, P/O Charles Lenover, the rescue came too late. In all probability they could still leave the plane, but both bodies were found lifeless not far from the wreckage.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
https://luchtvaartgeschiedenis.be/content/wellington-x3798-bij-tildonk
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=X3798
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