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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236258
Last updated: 20 May 2020
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Date:29-AUG-1942
Time:02:52 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:156 Squadron Royal Air Force (156 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3728
C/n / msn: GT-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Perk, Steenokkerzeel, Vlaams-Brabant -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Warboys, Huntingdonshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 20:26 hrs local time for an operation to Nürnberg in Germany.
Homeward-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.

The five crew members rest in the Heverlee War Cemetery at Leuven.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=X3728
Google Maps


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