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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236066
Last updated: 15 May 2020
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Date:13-AUG-1942
Time:01:12 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IV
Owner/operator:460 Sqn RAAF
Registration: Z1404
C/n / msn: UV-J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eisden, Maasmechelen, Limburg -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Breighton, East Riding of Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:08 hrs local time for an operation to Mainz in Germany.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Leutnant Hans Autenrieth & Unteroffizier Rudolf Adam of the Stab II./NJG 1, who were flying Bf 110 F-4 G9+AC from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield.

All five crew members rest in the Heverlee War Cemetery at Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant.


Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
https://luchtvaartgeschiedenis.be/content/wellington-z1404-bij-eisden
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=Z1404
Google Maps


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