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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236522
Last updated: 29 May 2020
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Date:14-SEP-1942
Time:23:15 claim
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:115 Squadron Royal Air Force (115 Sqn RAF)
Registration: BJ693
C/n / msn: KO-J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea off Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 19:58 hrs local time for an operation to Wilhelmshaven in Niedersachsen.
The aircraft was hit by Flak of the Marine-Flak-Abteilung 222 battery Dangast and on return crashed or ditched into the North Sea.
Two of the crew rest in Denmark:

Second Pilot Sgt Kenneth J. Warner RNZAF was laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery, Esbjerg on 13 October.
Observer Sgt Laurence A. Shepherd was found drifted ashore near Hjerpsted (Højer) and was laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery in Esbjerg on 20 October.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sgt Frank J. Sears was on 12 October found drifted ashore on German soil and today rests in Kiel War Cemetery.
Pilot P/O Frank B. Boaden RNZAF, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner P/O Frank G.R. Jeffries and Air Gunner Sgt Herbert A. Roberts have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Sources:

http://www.flensted.eu.com/194255.shtml
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
Google Maps


Revision history:

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