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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52850
Last updated: 28 November 2020
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Date:02-JUN-1942
Time:02:25 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
Owner/operator:25 OTU RAF
Registration: DV434
C/n / msn: PP-F2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Horst, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Finningley
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:59 hrs for participation in the second 1000 bomber raid; this time the target being Essen, Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Oberleutnant Loos & Unteroffizier Gumm of the Stab I./NJG 1, who were flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield; crashed near Horst 12 km NW of Venlo.
Sergeant G.T. Reid was initially buried at Venlo:

Pilot:121528 Fg Off R F Jessop PoW Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 549
Co-Pilot:R/85778 Sgt J A Nugent RCAF PoW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 345.
Observer:J/8806 Flt Sgt W J Clough RCAF PoW Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. PoW 546.
Bomb Aimer:778669 Sgt. R J A Johnstone PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 329.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1056539 Flt Sgt. R.A. Booth PoW PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 485.
Air Gunner:778673 Sgt G T Reid - Jonkerbos War Cemetery in Gelderland; grave 19 H 7

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1560&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
CWGC
RAF Prisoners of War


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
01-Jun-2017 07:47 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jan-2018 14:15 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
20-Feb-2018 17:32 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport]
24-Apr-2020 09:23 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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