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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51577
Last updated: 21 August 2020
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Date:26-JUL-1943
Time:01:52
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk X
Owner/operator:466 Sqn RAAF
Registration: HZ580
C/n / msn: HD-C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea 20 km west of Goeree-Overflakkee, Zuid-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Leconfield (EGXV)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Wolfgang Knieling of the 4./NJG 5 (detached to 1./NJG 1), flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Gilze-Rijen airfield.

Takeoff time: 22:46
Crew:
Pilot Sgt. R.E. Thorpe 416794 RAAF Runnymede Memorial 194
Observer Sgt. C.R. Cowan 410459 RAAF Noordwijk 6 3 Washed up 12 Aug 43
Bomb aimer F/Sgt. D.P. Speechley 410177 RAAF Den Haag 4 71
Wo ag Sgt. W. Harper 415379 RAAF Runnymede Memorial 192
Air gunner F/Sgt. J. Harrison Owen 400392 RAAF Den Haag 4 73

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 part two
https://www.verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T2711&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
- Air Britain: RAF Aircraft HA100 - HZ999, published 1989


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
30-Dec-2011 08:52 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Jul-2018 14:21 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Oct-2018 20:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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