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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52869
Last updated: 16 October 2020
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
Owner/operator:156 Squadron Royal Air Force (156 Sqn RAF)
Registration: DV715
C/n / msn: GT-V
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off the Lindeseweg road at Vorden, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Alconbury
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 23:55 hrs for participation in the first 1000 bomber raid with target Köln, Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Helmut Woltersdorf of the 7./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Twente airfield.
All rest in Vorden cemetery:

Pilot:1180129 Sgt Peter Gordon Arthur Malin - Vorden General Cemetery Coll. grave 2-3. / 23 years old
Observer:1181184 Sgt James Herbert Holmes - Vorden General Cemetery Coll. grave 2-3.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1053426 Sgt Ronald Peel - Vorden General Cemetery Grave 1. / 22 years old
Air Gunner:R/70432 Sgt Leonard Frank Cooke RCAF - Vorden General Cemetery Coll. grave 2-3. / 19 years old
Air Gunner:1305765 Sgt Raymond Catley - Vorden General Cemetery Grave 4.


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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
30-May-2017 08:01 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Dec-2017 17:43 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
06-Nov-2018 21:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]
21-Apr-2020 12:39 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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