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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52572
Last updated: 25 May 2020
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Date:05-SEP-1942
Time:04:03
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IV
Owner/operator:142 Squadron Royal Air Force (142 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z1214
C/n / msn: QT-C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea 10 km north of Vlieland island -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Grimsby
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Took off from RAF Grimsby at 23:57 hrs local time for an operation to Bremen in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Leutnant Lothar Linke of the 5./NJG 2, who had taken off from Leeuwarden airfield - (claim) North Sea 10 km north of Vlieland: 2,200m at 04:03.
The bodies of Sgt Balkwill and Flt Sgt Roy were recovered from the sea on 5 September 1942. The body of Sgt Baker was washed up Schiermonnikoog on 19 September 1942:

Pilot: R/84347 Flt Sgt Ian Craigie Lamont RCAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 105.
Observer: 1391203 Sgt Henry John Balkwill - Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery Plot 31 Row C Grave 6.
Observer: 1390119 Sgt Frederick Walter Baker - Schiermonnikoog (Vredenhof) Cemetery Grave 85.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: R/84376 Flt Sgt Alexander Roy RCAF - Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery Plot 31 Row B Grave 11.
Air Gunner: R/75722 WOII Reginald Harley Culp RCAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 102.

Sources:

http://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/item2.php?SGLO=T1808
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
04-Sep-2017 14:26 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Oct-2018 14:19 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
25-Jul-2019 16:24 Anon. Updated [Cn, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
25-May-2020 09:05 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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