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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51696
Last updated: 7 December 2019
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Date:26-JUN-1943
Time:01:00
Type:Boulton Paul Defiant Mk II
Owner/operator:515 Squadron Royal Air Force (515 Sqn RAF)
Registration: AA572
C/n / msn: 3P-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea west of Westkapelle, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hunsdon
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:30 for a Mandrel screen sortie (airborne radar jamming in support of the raid on Gelsenkirchen by RAF Bomber Command).
Shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Heinz-Martin Hadeball of the 12./NJG 4 (detached to 2./NJG 1), flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Gilze-Rijen airfield.

Crew:
Pilot F/O. A.B. Sinton 119279 RAF Runnymede Memorial 129
Air gunner P/O. L.A. Johnson 143776 RAF Amsterdam 69 B 12

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 part two
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=&date=&location=&pn=AA572&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
17-Apr-2011 22:52 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Narrative]
30-Dec-2011 09:10 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Phase]
28-Dec-2018 18:51 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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