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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52667
Last updated: 24 August 2020
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Date:29-JUL-1942
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic A20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DB-7B Boston Mk III
Owner/operator:88 Squadron Royal Air Force (88 Sqn RAF)
Registration: AL690
C/n / msn: RH-T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea 7 km west-southwest of IJmuiden, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Attlebridge
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:11 hrs for an intruder operation to Schiphol airfield.
Probably, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Dr. Horst Patuschka of the 7./NJG 2 based at Gilze-Rijen airfield.
All four are missing in action and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial:

Pilot:109130 Plt Off Thomas Kirkham Matthews - Runnymede Memorial Panel 70.
Navigator: Plt Off Douglas Rogers - Runnymede Memorial Panel 71.
Wireless Operator: Sgt Edward Hodgson Dean - Runnymede Memorial Panel 81.
Air Gunner: Flt Sgt Joseph Wayne Ganes (American) - Runnymede Memorial Panel 104

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/item2.php?SGLO=T1723A
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
09-Aug-2017 18:28 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Feb-2018 16:42 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
21-Feb-2018 21:46 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Nov-2018 13:33 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
12-May-2020 13:12 TigerTimon Updated [Date, Time, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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