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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236340
Last updated: 11 January 2021
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Date:04-SEP-1942
Time:02:20 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:75 (NZ) Squadron Royal Air Force (75 (NZ) Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3396
C/n / msn: AA-R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Westermarsch I, Norden, Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:28 hrs local time for an operation to Emden in Niedersachsen.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was mortally damaged by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Paul Gildner of the 5./NJG 2 (attacking at a height of 1500 metres) and engaged by light (leichte) Flak.

All five rest in the Sage War Cemetery.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/law-james.html
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-May-2020 17:00 TigerTimon Added
11-Jan-2021 10:47 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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