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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50309
Last updated: 17 October 2020
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Time:02:40 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk XIII
Owner/operator:524 Squadron Royal Air Force (524 Sqn RAF)
Registration: MF375
C/n / msn: 7R-F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea near Schiermonnikoog island -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Docking, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 00:18 hrs for an armed recce operation off the Dutch coast.

Flying at a height of 1,000 metres, the aircraft was intercepted and shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Daborer of the 4./NJG 102 (probably on detachment to 7./NJG1), who operated a Bf 110 G-4 from Leeuwarden airfield.

Pilot / F/O. G.D. Reen 137999 RAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 208
Second Pilot / F/O. J.A.R. Belanger J/24828 RCAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 245
Navigator / F/O. G.F. Abbott 159432 RAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 204
Bomb Aimer / W/O. R.W. Russel AUS410789 RAAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 259
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner / Sgt. F.H. Brock 1317333 RAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 225
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner / F/O. J.A. Cochran 171208 RAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 205
Rear Gunner / Sgt. W.I. Howitt 1561613 RAF / Schiermonnikoog cemetery; grave 110 / washed up 23 July

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part three
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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
17-Oct-2020 17:50 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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