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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49858
Last updated: 21 September 2019
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Date:27-SEP-1944
Time:18:46
Type:Hawker Tempest Mk V
Owner/operator:274 Squadron Royal Air Force (274 Sqn RAF)
Registration: EJ611
C/n / msn: JJ-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wezepsche Heide heath, Wezep, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:B.70 Antwerp/Deurne, Belgium
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft had taken off at 16:15 hrs for an escort flight with others to attack trains in the Netherlands. This was when the Dutch had refused to drive the trains so it was known that all trains moving were enemy military and mainly moving arms etc to the front line in the months after Arnhem.
Over Gelderland, hit by Flak and crashed at the Kamperveld.
PÔlot: F/Sgt W.L.F. Randall - Hidden by the Dutch resistance for 6months not a POW. A lengthy narrative of this time exists.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T4408&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps

Directly from the pilot . He is my father! Also ,from visit to and discussions with staff at the Dutch Resistance museum in Amsterdam


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
01-Apr-2011 15:17 ThW Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
29-Apr-2012 12:44 phil randall Updated [Source, Narrative]
29-Apr-2012 12:47 phil randall Updated [Source, Narrative]
09-May-2013 07:18 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
21-Sep-2019 19:23 TigerTimon Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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