ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52837
Last updated: 12 January 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:02-JUN-1942
Time:01:32
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
Owner/operator:23 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (23 OTU RAF)
Registration: Z8867
C/n / msn: WE-L
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stationsstraat street, Horst, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Stradishall
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:55 hrs for participation in the second 1000 bomber raid; this time the target being Essen, Germany.
The aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Oberleutnant Jakob Bender & Feldwebel Fritz Stolper of the 3./NJG 1, who were flying a Lichtenstein-equipped Bf 110 from Venlo airfield.
The crew was initially buried at Venlo. Today, they rest at Jonkerbos war cemetery in Gelderland:

Pilot:89380 Flt Lt William John Ewart MID - Jonkerbos War Cemetery 20 E 3
Observer:48226 Plt Off Reginald Alfred Minchin - Jonkerbos War Cemetery 20 E 2
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:123294 Plt Off George Gascoyne - Jonkerbos War Cemetery 20 E 4
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:751717 Flt Sgt David Robert Stuart - Jonkerbos War Cemetery 20-E 5
Air Gunner:115802 Plt Off Reginald Scriven - Jonkerbos War Cemetery 20 E 1 I

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1559&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942 Amendments & Additions


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
01-Jun-2017 06:38 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jan-2018 21:02 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
24-Jan-2018 11:25 XindelX Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
23-Apr-2020 19:36 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description