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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236611
Last updated: 1 June 2020
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Date:16-SEP-1942
Time:23:07 claim
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:25 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (25 OTU RAF)
Registration: BJ969
C/n / msn: ?-B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Rheine, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Finningley, South Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 20:26 hrs local time for an operation against the Krupp works at Essen in Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was intercepted by the night fighter crew of Leutnant Gardiewski & Unteroffizier Abromeit of the 6./NJG 2, who had taken off at 22:42 hrs from Leeuwarden airfield (the Netherlands) in Bf 110 R4+IP.

Those who did not survive rest in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=BJ969
Google Maps


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