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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236138
Last updated: 18 May 2020
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IV
Owner/operator:305 (Ziemi Wielkopolskiej) Squadron Royal Air Force (305 (Ziemi Wielkopolskiej) Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z1471
C/n / msn: SM-O
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off the Īle de Sein island in the North Atlantic -   France
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 21:00 hrs for a Gardening (mine-laying) operation in the Brest area.
While crossing the Īle de Sein, the aircraft was hit by Flak and subsequently ditched. It took six hours for a French fishing boat to rescue all six crew members. All were taken prisoner of war.


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