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Narrative:Crashed during raid on Barmen-Wuppertal. Wellington HE203 was shot down by night fighter ace Oberleutnant Eckart-Wilhelm von Bonin of the 6./NJG1 (his 14th confirmed victory). Also claimed by Flak of the 1./schwere Flak-Abteilung 514.
|Date:||Sunday 30 May 1943|
Vickers Wellington Mk X
|Owner/operator:||431 (Iroquois) Sqn RCAF|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Heer, SE of Maastricht, Limburg -
|Departure airport:||RAF Burn, UK|
Takeoff time: 23:10
Pilot: Fl/Sgt. Arthur Holdsworth Smith NZ/415204 RNZAF Age 32. Killed. Obs: Sgt. James Henry Bloxwich 1432654 RAFVR Age 20. Killed. Air/Bmr: Fl/Sgt. Alan Spence 1076957 RAFVR Age ? Killed W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Benjamin King 1376608 RAFVR Age 29. Killed. Air/Gnr: Sgt. Martin Levi Buxton 1199580 RAFVR Age 25. Killed
Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 Part One https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T2401&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
- Air Britain: RAF Aircraft HA100 - HZ999, published 1989 http://www.aircrewremembered.com/smith-arthur-holdsworth.html
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