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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52552
Last updated: 20 August 2020
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
Owner/operator:16 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (16 OTU RAF)
Registration: DV775
C/n / msn: KG-O
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:North Sea -
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Upper Heyford
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 20:37 hrs local time for an operation to Düsseldorf in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft vanished into the North Sea. Possibly, it was damaged by a Ju 88 C-6 night fighter of the III./NJG 2 based at Gilze-Rijen airfield in the Netherlands.
The two survivors were found in a dinghy on September 16th:

Pilot / Sgt. K.C. Bonter R/100209 RCAF / prisoner of war
Observer / P/O. A.H. Childs 116799 RAF / Bergen (Noord-Holland, the Netherlands) cemetery; grave 1 A 18 / washed up near Petten (Noord-Holland) 24 September
Wireless Operator / Sgt. R.J. Harvey 1219720 RAF / prisoner of war
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner / F/Sgt. D.R. Smith R/73247 RCAF / Kiel war cemetery in Germany; grave 3 E 5
Air Gunner / F/Sgt. R.C. Daoust R/130187 RCAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 103

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
09-Sep-2017 19:52 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Sep-2017 19:52 TigerTimon Updated [Damage]
26-May-2020 12:30 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-May-2020 12:31 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
26-May-2020 12:32 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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