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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236184
Last updated: 18 May 2020
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Date:25-AUG-1942
Time:00:25 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:150 Squadron Royal Air Force (150 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3414
C/n / msn: JN-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rienne, Gedinne, province of Namur -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Snaith, Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 20:40 hrs for an operation to Frankfurt am Main in Germany.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Major Kurt Holler of the Stab III./NJG 4, who was flying a Bf 110 from Juvincourt airfield in France.

Around the crash site, the Germans found three bodies: Sgt James H. Scorer (20 y., pilot), Sgt Adam B. Fraser (22 y., gunner) and F/Sgt David L.T. Craig (wireless operator, 24 y.). One crew member was taken prisoner of war: Sgt F. Dolton. What actually happened to the Australian F/Sgt James M. Gibson (34 y.) is not entirely clear. He would have been found near Tilleur, and taken to the Luftwaffe-lazarett with heavy burns. He died the same day, and now rests in the war cemetery at Brussels-Evere.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
https://luchtvaartgeschiedenis.be/content/wellington-bij-rienne
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=X3414
Google Maps


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