Accident Vickers Wellington Mk X HZ519,
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Date:Tuesday 22 June 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Wellington Mk X
Owner/operator:429 (Bison) Sqn RCAF
Registration: HZ519
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:into 'Het Keeten' near Stavenisse, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF East Moor, UK
Destination airport:
Shot down by night fighter pilot Major Kurt Holler of the Stab III./NJG 4 (detached to 1./NJG 1), flying Bf 110 E-2 G9+AD from Gilze-Rijen airfield.

Takeoff time: 23:37
Pilot: R/131714 F/Sgt Ernest Alexander Star (RCAF) - Body never recovered
Navigator: R/132169 F/Sgt John Kopchuk (RCAF) - Body washed up near Wemeldinge
Bomb Aimer: R/154098 F/Sgt James Patrick Gallery O'Reilly (RCAF) - Body washed up near Wemeldinge
Wireless Op/Air Gunner: R/134317 F/Sgt Casimir Frank Orlinski (RCAF) - Body washed up near Wemeldinge
Air Gunner: R/105126 F/Sgt William George Parkinson (RCAF) - Body never recovered


Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 Part One

- Air Britain: RAF Aircraft HA100 - HZ999, published 1989

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
30 March 1943 BK540 429 (Bison) Sqn RCAF 5 North Sea mis
23 June 1943 HF457 429 (Bison) Sqn RCAF 3 Houthalen-Helchteren, Limburg w/o
25 June 1943 HZ521 429 (Bison) Sqn RCAF 5 Hamme-Mille, Braibant walon w/o
26 July 1943 HE803 429 (Bison) Sqn RCAF 1 west of Culemborg train station, Gelderland w/o
28 July 1943 JA114 429 (Bison) Sqn RCAF 3 near Todenbüttel, Schleswig-Holstein w/o

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
30-Dec-2011 08:44 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Jun-2018 14:22 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Oct-2018 15:57 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
04-Sep-2022 16:08 tachel Updated [Source]
05-Sep-2022 13:44 tachel Updated [Narrative]

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