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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52596
Last updated: 29 October 2020
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Date:27-AUG-1942
Time:23:25
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:156 Squadron Royal Air Force (156 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z1613
C/n / msn: GT-T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Elsendorp, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Warboys
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Took off from RAF Warboys at 20:39 hrs local time for an operation to Kassel in Germany.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Hans-Dieter Frank of the 2./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 F-4 from Venlo airfield - (claim) Gemert 10 km north of Helmond (5B): 5,800m at 23:25; crashed near Elsendorp 20 km NNE of Helmond.
All six rest in the Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery:

Pilot: 130067 Plt Off John William Longhurst - Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery Plot JJ Grave 113.
Pilot: NZ/412201 Plt Off Robert William Byers RNZAF - Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery Plot JJ Grave 112.
Observer: 130722 Plt Off Noel Millidge - Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery Plot JJ Grave 115.
Observer: NZ/412363 Flt Sgt. Jams William Stuart 412363 RNZAF Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery Plot JJ Grave 147.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 910946 Sgt Archibald Charles Blogg - Eindhoven (Woensel)
General Cemetery Plot JJ Grave 114.
Air Gunner: 1111867 Sgt Hugh Richard Skinner - Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery Plot JJ Grave 120.

Sources:

http://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/item2.php?SGLO=T1787
http://www.heerlijckvrij.nl/heerlijckhistorisch/neergestorte-vliegtuigen-in-elsendorp-1940-1945/
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
Google Maps

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
04-Dec-2016 13:51 gerard57 Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
26-Aug-2017 22:01 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Aug-2017 22:03 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
03-Nov-2018 09:54 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]
14-Jul-2019 18:44 Anon. Updated [Time, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-May-2020 12:41 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-May-2020 12:43 TigerTimon Updated [Embed code]

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