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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52585
Last updated: 3 December 2020
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Date:28-AUG-1942
Time:01:22 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:150 Squadron Royal Air Force (150 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3418
C/n / msn: JN-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:De Neuvel near Wervershoof, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Snaith
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 20:45 hrs local time for an operation to Kassel in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Ludwig Becker of the 6./NJG 2, who had taken off from Leeuwarden airfield.
All five rest in Bergen cemetery:

Pilot / Sgt. G.C. Coombes 1377612 RAF / grave 1 A 3
Observer / F/Sgt. E.G.W. Lewis 748323 RAF / grave 1 A 5
Wireless Operator / F/O. D.C. Pritchard 100606 RAF / grave 1 A 4
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner / Sgt. N.S. Ball R/55463 RCAF / grave 1 A 6
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner / P/O. J.A.J. Milne 49655 RAF / grave 1 A 2

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=&date=&location=&pn=X3418&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
27-Aug-2017 07:30 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2018 19:17 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Destination airport]
19-May-2020 14:56 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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