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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52583
Last updated: 20 November 2020
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Date:28-AUG-1942
Time:00:30
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IV
Owner/operator:305 (Ziemi Wielkopolskiej) Squadron Royal Air Force (305 (Ziemi Wielkopolskiej) Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z1245
C/n / msn: SM-D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Woenselsestraat street, Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 20:45 hrs local time for an operation to Kassel in Germany.
The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Siegfried Wandam of the 3./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 F-4 from Venlo airfield.
Three of the crew rest in the Eindhoven (Woensel) cemetery:

Pilot Sgt. J. Pytlak 780702 PAF / Eindhoven (Woensel) cemetery; grave JJ 118-119
Observer F/Lt. A. Kiewnarski P-0109 PAF / prisoner of war; shot by Gestapo March '44: buried Poznań in Poland
Wireless Operator Sgt. F. Gawlak 781591 PAF / Eindhoven (Woensel) cemetery; grave JJ 118-119
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sgt. T.J. Frankowski 782235 PAF / evaded capture
Air Gunner F/Sgt. J. Janik 781970 PAF / Eindhoven (Woensel) cemetery; grave JJ 117

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1797&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
27-Aug-2017 10:50 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Feb-2018 18:55 Nepa Updated [Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
19-May-2020 14:05 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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