Accident Vickers Wellington Mk III BJ589,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52408
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Date:Sunday 20 December 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:156 Sqn RAF
Registration: BJ589
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Helios villa at Heijen, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Warboys
Destination airport:Duisburg
Took off from RAF Warboys at 18:20.
The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Reinhold Knacke of the 1./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 F-4 from Venlo airfield - (claim) Heijen 20 km southeast of Nijmegen (5213 prob, 5A): 300m at 20:19.

Pilot:136017 Flt Sgt G A Proudfoot PoW Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 27356
Navigator:1184935 Sgt Malcolm Ronald Wallis - Jonkerbos War Cemetery 12 D 1-2
Wireless operator/Air Gunner:1191329 Sgt Cyril Calvert - Jonkerbos War Cemetery 12 D 1-2
Observer: 1528610 Sgt J E Madden PoW/Injured and confined to hospital
Air Gunner:J/16883 Plt Off James Connacher Jackes RCAF - Jonkerbos War Cemetery 12 D 1-2

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
29-Dec-2011 08:09 gerritgerda Updated [Location]
06-Nov-2017 07:29 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
19-Dec-2017 17:24 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2017 18:20 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2018 10:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]
07-Oct-2019 12:36 Anon. Updated [Destination airport, Narrative]
12-Nov-2020 19:02 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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