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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52858
Last updated: 6 November 2020
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Date:31-MAY-1942
Time:00:26
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk II
Owner/operator:12 Squadron Royal Air Force (12 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W5361
C/n / msn: PH-C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Akerdijk at Badhoevedorp, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Binbrook
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:42 hrs for participation in the first 1000 bomber raid with target Köln, Germany.
The aircraft was coned by the 1./Reserve-Scheinwerfer-Abteilung 168 and hit by the 1./Reserve-Flak-Abteilung 242; crashed at Akerdijk Badhoevedorp.
The deceased are buried at the Nieuwe Ooster Begraafplaats in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In the year 1999 a memorial was erected in remembrance of the crew that died in the crash:

Pilot:84921 Flt Lt Anthony Bremner Payne DFC - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery Plot 85. Row C. Coll. grave 17.
2nd Pilot:1293656 Sgt Benjamin Sigler - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery Plot 85. Row C. Coll. grave 17.
Observer:1264306 Sgt Jack Wise - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery Plot 85. Row C. Coll. grave 17
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:400761 Sgt Geoffrey Clement Praagst RAAF - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery Plot 85. Row C. Grave 16.
Air Gunner:1378840 Sgt James Brown - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery Plot 85. Row C. Coll. grave 17.
Air Gunner:981131 Sgt William James Callaghan - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery Plot 85. Row C. Coll. grave 17.

Sources:

http://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/item2.php?SGLO=T1537 http://www.crash40-45.nl/museum_nl/evenementen/99-3105.html
CWGC.
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
Google Maps

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
06-Mar-2015 16:09 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2017 08:30 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Jan-2018 15:18 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
01-Jan-2018 15:19 Red Dragon Updated [Source]
19-Oct-2018 14:23 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]
20-Apr-2020 18:30 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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