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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236320
Last updated: 22 May 2020
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Date:03-SEP-1942
Time:05:00 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk II
Owner/operator:12 Squadron Royal Air Force (12 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z8529
C/n / msn: PH-U
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bois de Léglantiers woods at Léglantiers, Oise département -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:52 hrs local time for an operation to Karlsruhe in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Oberfeldwebel Bruno Eikmeier & Unteroffizier Helmut Fischer of the 2./NJG 1 (detached to 9./NJG 4), who had taken off from Juvincourt airfield at 03:03 hrs in Bf 110 G9+CK.

The two who did not survive rest in the Marissel French national cemetery.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://francecrashes39-45.net/page_fiche_av.php?id=3805
Google Maps


Revision history:

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22-May-2020 19:09 TigerTimon Added

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