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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52580
Last updated: 1 September 2020
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Time:01:47 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IV
Owner/operator:142 Squadron Royal Air Force (142 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z1466
C/n / msn: QT-L
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Abdij Lilbosch monastery at Echt, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Grimsby
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 22:44 hrs local time for an operation to Karlsruhe in Germany.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Unteroffizier Heinz Oloff of the 3./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield.
The crew were initially buried at Venlo. Today, they rest in the Jonkerbos war cemetery in Gelderland:

Pilot / F/Sgt. H.E. Heath R/104769 RCAF / grave 12 I 3-5
Navigator / Sgt. D. Alford 1430574 RAF / grave 12 I 3-5
Bomb Aimer / Sgt. H.B. Hill 1425545 RAF / grave 12 I 3-5
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner / F/Sgt. C.C.D. Fraser R/76371 RCAF / grave 12 I 3-5
Air Gunner / Sgt. C.E. Hagan 1109208 RAF / grave 12 I 3-5


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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
01-Sep-2017 07:23 TigerTimon Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Oct-2018 14:18 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]
22-May-2020 18:34 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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