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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236412
Last updated: 26 May 2020
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Date:11-SEP-1942
Time:night
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:25 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (25 OTU RAF)
Registration: BJ987
C/n / msn: PP-L
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea off Oostduinkerke, Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Finningley, South Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff 20:22 hrs local time for an operation to Düsseldorf in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft crashed into the sea. Probably, it was shot down by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Dr. Horst Patuschka of the 7./NJG 2, who was flying a Ju 88 C-6 from Gilze-Rijen airfield in the Netherlands.

F/Sgt Cleveland Eggleton RCAF, the 23-year-old navigator and the gunner, P/O John R. Agar are buried in Oostduinkerke. The pilot, F/Sgt Richard E. Bertram RCAF rests at Adegem. Nothing of the others (Sgt F.J. Gallagher RCAF and Sgt R.M. George RCAF) was found.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
https://luchtvaartgeschiedenis.be/content/wellington-voor-oostduinkerke
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=BJ987
Google Maps


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