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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52551
Last updated: 26 May 2020
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Date:11-SEP-1942
Time:00:32
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
Owner/operator:26 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (26 OTU RAF)
Registration: DV867
C/n / msn: -E
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:between Stramproy & Hunsel; Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wing
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 21:00 hrs local time for an operation to Düsseldorf in Germany.
The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberfeldwebel Fritz Schellwat of the 5./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 F-4 from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield in Belgium.
The crew was initially buried at Venlo:

Pilot / Sgt. A.I.L. Downs 403565 RAAF / Jonkerbos war cemetery in Gelderland; grave 12 D 3-5
Observer / Sgt. J.J. Kearns 656186 RAF / Jonkerbos war cemetery in Gelderland; grave 12 D 3-5
Observer / Sgt. R.H. Kirkpatrick 1270480 RAF / Jonkerbos war cemetery in Gelderland; grave 12 D 3-5
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner / Sgt. J.W. Rowling 1264833 RAF / Jonkerbos war cemetery in Gelderland; grave 12 D 6
Air Gunner /Sgt. T.P. Allenby R/95975 RCAF / Jonkerbos war cemetery in Gelderland; grave 12 D 7

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1824&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
09-Sep-2017 19:47 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-May-2020 12:06 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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