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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52566
Last updated: 14 November 2021
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Time:04:55 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:75 (NZ) Squadron Royal Air Force (75 (NZ) Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3867
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:dummy airfield 'De Kiek' at Brakel hamlet, Riel, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Mildenhall
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 00:05 hrs local time for an operation to Duisburg in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Hauptmann Walter Ehle & Oberfeldwebel Ludwig Leidenbach of the Stab II./NJG 1, who were flying a Lichtenstein-equipped Bf 110, coded G9+DF from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield in Belgium.
All five rest at Tilburg:

Pilot / F/Sgt. W.R. Parkes 403822 RNzAF / grave A 1 27-28
Observer / Sgt. H.V.G. Crawford 404339 RNzAF / grave A 1 27-28
Wireless Operator / Sgt. G.H. Rose 391713 RNzAF / grave A 1 27-28
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner / F/Sgt. A.L. Groves 403574 RNzAF / grave A 1 27-28
Air Gunner / F/Sgt. E.G. Wilson 403035 RNzAF / grave A 1 27

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
06-Sep-2017 12:34 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Oct-2018 20:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]
25-May-2020 10:10 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
25-May-2020 10:10 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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