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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51681
Last updated: 16 April 2021
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Date:26-JUN-1943
Time:02:37 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk X
Owner/operator:166 Squadron Royal Air Force (166 Sqn RAF)
Registration: HF589
C/n / msn: AS-W
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hekendorp, province of Utrecht -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kirmington, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:43 for an operation to Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
Hit by the night fighter pilots Hauptmann Hans-Dieter Frank of the 2./NJG 1 (flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Gilze-Rijen airfield) and Hauptmann Heinrich Wohlers of the Stab IV./NJG 4 (detached to 3./NJG 1) (flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Venlo airfield). In the end, Hptm. Frank was credited with the victory.

Crew:
Pilot F/Sgt. M.J. Arthur 415108 RAAF Survived POW
Navigator Sgt. L.A. Butterworth 1389163 RAF Survived POW
Bomb aimer Sgt. J. Bailey 1431774 RAF Utrecht 12D-1-7
Wo ag Sgt. J. Orr 1132242 RAF Utrecht 12D-1-8
Air gunner Sgt. S. Gaskin 1507792 RAF Utrecht 12D-1-7

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 part two
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=&date=&location=&pn=HF589&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 12:27 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Dec-2018 20:57 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Dec-2018 19:32 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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