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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52856
Last updated: 30 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DB-7B Boston Mk III
Owner/operator:23 Squadron Royal Air Force (23 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W8374
C/n / msn: YP-W
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Deelen airfield -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Bradwell Bay
Destination airport:
While engaged in an intruder operation over Deelen airfield, the aircraft was hit by Flak of the 4./Reserve-Flak-Abteilung 155 and crashed on Fliegerhorst Deelen.
Those who did not survive rest at Arnhem:

Air Gunner:1253917 Sgt E W Nightingale PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 12672
Pilot:66602 Plt Off Ronald Desmond Pegram - Arnhem (Moscowa) General Cemetery Grave 2.
Observer:758130 WO Thomas Rankin - Arnhem (Moscowa) General Cemetery Grave 3.

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
aircrew remembered.
RAF Prisoners of War

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
30-May-2017 08:06 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Jan-2018 18:09 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Jan-2018 11:25 XindelX Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
20-Apr-2020 21:03 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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