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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52847
Last updated: 11 October 2020
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Date:02-JUN-1942
Time:02:08
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
Owner/operator:23 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (23 OTU RAF)
Registration: R1266
C/n / msn: WE-G2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:west bank of the river Maas near Kerkdriel, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Pershore
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:05 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 Reese & Unteroffizier Heu of the 2./NJG 1, who were flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield; crashed on the west bank of the river Maas near Kerkdriel (brickworks "Terwindt").
All rest at Uden War Cemetery in Noord-Brabant:

Pilot:401073 Fg Off William James Mawdesley RAAF Uden War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. I. 8.
Observer:R/85408 Flt Sgt. Frank John Barnes Scrimes RCAF Uden War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. I. 8.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1150769 Sgt Kenneth Norman Killby Uden War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. I. 8.
Air Gunner:J/8623 Plt Off Gerald Weyman Murray RCAF Uden War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. I. 8.
Air Gunner:R/72641 Flt Sgt. Thomas Lloyd Joseph Norrie (American) RCAF Uden War Cemetery 4 I 9

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1561&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
CWGC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
01-Jun-2017 07:08 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jan-2018 15:28 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
24-Jan-2018 11:25 XindelX Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Narrative]
23-Apr-2020 20:24 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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