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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50375
Last updated: 9 October 2020
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Date:17-JUN-1944
Time:01:20 claim
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk III
Owner/operator:431 (Iroquois) Sqn RCAF
Registration: MZ537
C/n / msn: SE-H
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Puiflijk, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Croft
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Took off from RAF Croft at 23:14 hrs for a bombing operation against the synthetic oil plant at Sterkrade/Holten in Germany.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was intercepted and shot down by night fighter pilot Leutnant Ludger Krimphove of the 3./NJG 7, who was flying a Junkers Ju 88 G-1 from Münster-Handorf airfield in Germany; crashed at Puiflijk about 3 km SW of the small town of Druten, south of the Waal river.

Flt Lt M M Johnstone RCAF (POW)
Sgt J C Fereday (POW)
Flt Lt J C Burns RCAF (POW)
Fg Off C Bell RCAF (POW)
Fg Off L O Stanley RCAF (POW)
Fg Off M B Steeves RCAF (POW)
Fg Off Fg Off R J Oates RCAF (POW)


Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part three
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T3801&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1944 Page 286.
RCAFA awards archives


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
17-Jun-2016 18:18 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-May-2018 15:33 tachel Updated [Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
14-Oct-2018 16:04 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
09-Oct-2020 07:06 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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