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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236378
Last updated: 11 January 2021
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Date:09-SEP-1942
Time:night
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:75 (NZ) Squadron Royal Air Force (75 (NZ) Sqn RAF)
Registration: BJ596
C/n / msn: AA-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Schmalbroich, Kempen, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Operation - Frankfurt am Main, Hessen.

The Wimpey was hit by Flak in the target area causing catastrophic damage. The crew was forced to abandon the burning aircraft and all successfully reached the ground, only to be taken prisoner of war.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=BJ596
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-May-2020 19:15 TigerTimon Added
11-Jan-2021 10:46 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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