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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51684
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Date:26-JUN-1943
Time:02:41 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk X
Owner/operator:166 Squadron Royal Air Force (166 Sqn RAF)
Registration: HE346
C/n / msn: AS-M
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Zeedijk, Holwerd, Friesland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kirmington, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:38 for an operation to Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
Shot down by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Rudolf Sigmund of the 10./NJG 1, flying a Bf 110 G-4 from probably Bergen airfield.

All are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial:
Pilot F/Sgt. C.A. Mattress 402531 RAAF Runnymede Memorial 191
Navigator Sgt. A. Mortimer 1499905 RAF Runnymede Memorial 159
Bomb aimer Sgt. J.P. Priestley 1517817 RAF Runnymede Memorial 162
Wireless op Sgt. N.R. Parry 1383146 RAF Runnymede Memorial 161
Air gunner Sgt. T. Ball 1620011 RAF Runnymede Memorial 141

The remains of one crew member are resting in the Groesbeek War Cemetery.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=&date=&location=&pn=HE346&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 part two

http://www.lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=10686
- Air Britain: RAF Aircraft HA100 - HZ999, published 1989


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
26-Apr-2011 01:51 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
30-Dec-2011 06:53 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Dec-2018 21:19 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Dec-2018 10:01 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
29-Dec-2018 19:31 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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