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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236201
Last updated: 19 May 2020
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Date:25-AUG-1942
Time:02:54 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:150 Squadron Royal Air Force (150 Sqn RAF)
Registration: BJ651
C/n / msn: JN-M
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Loonbeek, Huldenberg, Vlaams-Brabant -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Snaith, Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 20:35 hrs local time for an operation to Frankfurt am Main in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Leutnant Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer & Unteroffizier Friedrich "Fritz" Rumpelhardt of the Stab II./NJG 1, who were flying Bf 110 E-2 G9+DC from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield.
All five rest at Huldenberg:

Sgt Eric G. Bound (pilot) - Sgt Ernest F. Cronk (observer) - Sgt Alan R. Lane (radio operator, 22 y.), Sgt Albert C. Jukes (tail gunner, 20 y.) and Sgt Arthur Thomas (radio operator-board gunner).

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
https://luchtvaartgeschiedenis.be/content/wellington-z1651-bij-loonbeek
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=BJ651
Google Maps


Revision history:

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