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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51683
Last updated: 26 November 2020
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Date:26-JUN-1943
Time:02:17 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk X
Owner/operator:196 Squadron Royal Air Force (196 Sqn RAF)
Registration: HE412
C/n / msn: ZO-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Alphen aan den Rijn, Zuid-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Leconfield, Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:41 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 Major Fritz Schaffer of the Stab/NJG 5. In the end, Hptm. Frank was credited with the victory.

Crew:
Pilot P/O. N.B. Smythe 143667 RAF Amersfoort 13-8-1
Navigator P/O. G.W. Pollard 143577 RAF Amersfoort 13-8-157
Bomb aimer Sgt. E.H. Sandell 147587 RAF Survived POW
Wo ag Sgt. G.H.W. Peach 1379768 RAF Amersfoort 13-8-156
Air gunner Sgt. R.A. Barlow 1318256 RAF Amersfoort 13-8-155

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 part two
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=&date=&location=&pn=HE412&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 03:14 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-May-2014 17:27 Anon. Updated [Time, Narrative]
28-Dec-2018 20:17 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Dec-2018 19:33 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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