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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52616
Last updated: 15 May 2020
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:57 Squadron Royal Air Force (57 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z1656
C/n / msn: DX-D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Missing - North Sea -
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 22:55 hrs local time for an operation to Mainz in Germany.
An SOS was received and a fix was made off the French coast. Four of the crew are still missing in action:

Pilot / P/O. P. Dawson 110825 RAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 69
Observer / P/O. A.J. Knell 115281 RAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 70
Wireless Operator / Sgt. L.C. Bray 1188799 RAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 78
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner / P/O. A.L. Gaskin 119729 RAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 69
Air Gunner / Sgt. O.V. Owen 994134 RAF / Nes (Ameland) cemetery; grave D 13 22 / washed up Ameland 21 September


Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
16-Aug-2017 21:32 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
07-Nov-2018 19:12 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Operator]
15-May-2020 19:44 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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