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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52854
Last updated: 21 April 2020
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Date:31-MAY-1942
Time:01:15
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:101 Squadron Royal Air Force (101 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z1612
C/n / msn: SR-Z
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Galder, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bourn
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:10 hrs for participation in the first 1000 bomber raid with target Köln, Germany.
The aircraft suffered engine trouble; all crew bailed out. Possibly, the aircraft had been damaged by a Ju 88C night fighter based at Gilze-Rijen airfield, belonging to Nachtjagdgeschwader 2.
The five crew members were taken prisoner of war:

Pilot:104557 Plt Off C H R Read Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 383.
Navigator:112741 Plt Off D H Davidson Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 371.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:R/19238 Sgt R G Killwyn RCAF - Injured-Fractured Leg. Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 12671
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1062204 Sgt M Doherty Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 405.
Air Gunner:647858 Sgt R D Charles Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 400.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1546&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
RAF Prisoners of War
Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
30-May-2017 09:36 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Jan-2018 17:28 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
09-Oct-2018 05:47 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
21-Apr-2020 07:51 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
21-Apr-2020 14:04 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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