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Last updated: 20 May 2020
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Date:28-AUG-1942
Time:23:02 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IV
Owner/operator:305 (Ziemi Wielkopolskiej) Squadron Royal Air Force (305 (Ziemi Wielkopolskiej) Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z1281
C/n / msn: SM-Z
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off the Chaussée de Tongres at Wihogne, Juprelle, province of Liège -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Operation - Saarbrücken in Germany.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Hauptmann Ehle & Oberfeldwebel Leidenbach of the Stab II./NJG 1, who were flying Bf 110 F-4 G9+AC from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield.

Five aviators were killed: Plt C. Poniatowski, Ppor S.K. Turski, Por J.T. Klocek, Kpl M.K. Górny and Kpl J.S. Korepta. This crew was first buried at Brustem, later transferred to Heverlee, where four crew members rest in a collective grave.


Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=Z1281
Google Maps


Revision history:

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