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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236364
Last updated: 25 May 2020
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Date:05-SEP-1942
Time:night
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:419 (Moose) Sqn RCAF
Registration: BJ602
C/n / msn: VR-J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:North Sea off the Dutch Frisian islands -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Topcliffe, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:40 hrs local time for an operation to Bremen in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Ludwig Becker of the 6./NJG 2, who had taken off from Leeuwarden airfield.
The Luftwaffe pilot claimed three Wellingtons destroyed at 04:15, 04:45 & 05:09 hrs.

All five crew members are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=BJ602
Google Maps


Revision history:

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