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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52563
Last updated: 26 July 2020
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
Owner/operator:22 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (22 OTU RAF)
Registration: R1616
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Biervliet, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Stratford
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 20:05 hrs local time for an operation to Düsseldorf in Germany.
The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Albert Schulz of the 1./NJG 2, who was flying a Ju 88 C-6 from Gilze-Rijen airfield.
All five rest in the Vlissingen cemetery:

Pilot / F/Sgt. J.D. Williams R/79368 RCAF / grave C 25
Navigator / P/O. W.T.B. McBratney J/85161 RCAF / grave C 27
Bomb Aimer / Sgt. W.T. Cranna R/93683 RCAF / grave C 24
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner / Sgt. C.H.L. Bell R/94770 RCAF / grave C 30
Air Gunner / F/Sgt. R.W. Hughes R/99971 RCAF / grave C 26

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
09-Sep-2017 19:30 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-May-2020 11:21 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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