Accident Vickers Wellington Mk IV Z1412,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52808
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Date:Tuesday 9 June 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Wellington Mk IV
Owner/operator:460 Sqn RAAF
Registration: Z1412
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:beach 2 km west of Sint Maartensvlotbrug, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Breighton
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 23:14 hrs for an operation to Essen in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was attacked by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Leopold Fellerer of the 5./NJG 2, who had taken off from (presumably) Bergen airfield - (claim) St Maartensvlotbrug 3 km NE of Petten.
In a report by Sgt Hurditch (later a Flt Lt) he stated : “After bombing the target the aircraft was attacked by JU 88, height 13,000 feet. First attack damaged rear turret and recuperators, rudder, elevator trims, hydraulics and set the aircraft on fire. Second attack at 5000 feet wounded rear gunner, navigator and wireless operator. Third attack over Holland at 2000 feet, U/S starboard engine and set aircraft on fire. Order given to stand by to abandon aircraft but cancelled as height insufficient. Crash landed.” Hurditch was captured after 5 hours on the Dutch coast near Leiden:

Pilot: Aus/402862 Sgt D D Hurditch RAAF PoW Stalag Luft Heydekrug. PoW Number 328.
Navigator:747961 Flt Sgt C D Henden PoW Stalag Luft Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 322.
Bomb Aimer:100942 Sgt D Tinkler PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 364
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: Aus/404448 Sgt E F Maher PoW Stalag Luft Heydekrug. PoW Number 39666
Air Gunner: Aus/402436 Sgt Colin Millis Campbell RAAF - Durnbach War Cemetery 5 E 14. Died of Wounds as PoW in hospital on the 29 August 42


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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
08-Jun-2017 20:23 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Jan-2018 13:12 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
23-Oct-2018 19:27 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]
27-Apr-2020 19:59 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
27-Apr-2020 19:59 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
27-Apr-2020 20:42 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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