Accident Short Stirling Mk I R9247,
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Date:Thursday 17 December 1942
Time:19:56 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic strl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:75 (NZ) Sqn RAF
Registration: R9247
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Vechta airfield, Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Newmarket, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 18:00 hrs for a bombing operation against Fallersleben, Wolfsburg.

Outward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Hauptmann Walter Milius, Feldwebel Werner Blasius & Oberfeldwebel Ernst Maass of the 1./NJG 3 based at Vechta airfield, who were flying a Dornier Do 217 J-1.

The crew of seven rests in the Rheinberg War Cemetery.


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Revision history:

07-Nov-2020 18:54 TigerTimon Added
11-Jan-2021 10:45 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
11-Oct-2022 16:25 Antonio Updated [Cn]

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