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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51579
Last updated: 15 March 2021
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Date:26-JUL-1943
Time:01:30
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk X
Owner/operator:429 (Bison) Sqn RCAF
Registration: HE803
C/n / msn: AL-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:west of Culemborg train stn, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF East Moor, UK
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shot down by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Hans-Dieter Frank of the Stab I./NJG 1, flying a Bf 110 G-4 or an He 219 prototype from Venlo airfield. Also claimed by Flak, but the claim of Hptm. Frank was subsequently confirmed.

Takeoff time: 22:39
Crew:
Pilot F/O. K.M. Johnston J/16067 RCAF Bergen op zoom RCAF 5 G 10 Wounded. Died in Tilburg Hospital
Navigator Sgt. H.W. Clarke R/130684 RCAF Survived POW
Bomb aimer Sgt. F.W.R. Frost 1320228 RAF Survived POW
Wo ag Sgt. J.A.M. Lortie R/79144 RCAF Survived POW
Air gunner Lt. J.C. Elliott O-885955 USAAF Survived POW

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 part two
https://www.verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T2710&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 03:59 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Jul-2018 13:03 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Oct-2018 15:59 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]
22-Jan-2019 13:36 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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