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Last updated: 20 February 2021
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Date:25-AUG-1942
Time:02:55 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:150 Squadron Royal Air Force (150 Sqn RAF)
Registration: BJ831
C/n / msn: JN-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kersbeek-Miskom, Kortenaken, Vlaams-Brabant -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Snaith, Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 21:01 hrs local time for an operation to Frankfurt am Main in Germany.
Over Germany, the Wimpey was damaged by Flak and was limping home when it was attacked by the night fighter crew of Feldwebel Schellwat & Unteroffizier Willmann of the 5./NJG 1, who were flying a Bf 110 from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield.

F/Sgt Harry M. Thompson RNZAF (pilot, 28 y.), Sgt Neville C. Holdaway RAAF, and the already hurt Sgt Keith Mathews did not survive. The two survivors descended by parachute. Sgt Glasse came down softly at Hoeleden, a town not far from where the Wellington crashed and exploded, and broke his leg. Sgt Magenis came down on the Ransberg, a borough of Kortenaken. It didn't take long before both were taken prisoner of war.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
https://luchtvaartgeschiedenis.be/content/wellington-bij-miskom
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=BJ831
Google Maps


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