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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236245
Last updated: 20 May 2020
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Time:23:36 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:419 (Moose) Sqn RCAF
Registration: DF665
C/n / msn: VR-Q
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Petit-Doische, province of Namur -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Topcliffe, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Operation - Saarbrücken, Germany.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was intercepted by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Kurt Martinek of the 9./NJG 4, who was flying a Bf 110 from Laon-Athies airfield in France.

It didn't take long for the Wellington to burn at Petit-Doische, just on the border with France, 2 km WNW of Givet. Four bodies were found there; in addition to Sergeant P.K. Zaparynuk RCAF (flying his first operation), the unfortunate ones were Sgt Jon R. Morrow RCAF, the 24-year-old wireless operator, Sgt Andrew Holmes RCAF, also wireless operator - Sgt Archie E. Caton RCAF, the 21-year-old air gunner. Their graves are at Gosselies.


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20-May-2020 12:11 TigerTimon Added
20-May-2020 13:44 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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