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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52613
Last updated: 13 February 2021
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:156 Squadron Royal Air Force (156 Sqn RAF)
Registration: DF666
C/n / msn: GT-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Zwarte Bulten, Rozendaal, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Warboys
Destination airport:
Took off from RAF Warboys at 00:45 hrs local time for an operation to Düsseldorf in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Manfred Meurer of the Stab III./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 F-4 from Twente airfield - (claim) Rozendaal 6 km NE of Arnhem (4C): 3,400m at 04:17.
The crew were laid to rest in the private burial ground of Baron von Pallandt at Rozendaal:

Pilot: NZ/41994 Flt Sgt Cyril Charles Newlove RNZAF - Rozendaal Private Cemetery Grave 666.
Observer: 1031696 Sgt William George Bate - Rozendaal Private Cemetery Grave 664.
Bomb Aimer: 1450668 Sgt Frederick Cyril Graham Tate - Rozendaal Private Cemetery Grave 663.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1310626 Sgt Thomas Barker - Rozendaal Private Cemetery Grave 665.
Air Gunner: 540813 Sgt John Herbert Westgate BEM - Rozendaal Private Cemetery 667.

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
20-Apr-2014 08:49 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Narrative]
20-Apr-2014 09:30 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
16-Aug-2017 22:13 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2018 09:54 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]
03-Jul-2019 13:52 Anon. Updated [Cn, Destination airport, Narrative]
16-May-2020 18:15 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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