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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52870
Last updated: 19 May 2020
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Time:01:00 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
Owner/operator:26 OTU RAF
Registration: DV707
C/n / msn: EU-D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Leveroy, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Graveley
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 23:15 hrs for participation in the first 1000 bomber raid with target Köln, Germany.
The aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Oberleutnant Reinhold Knacke & Unteroffizier Helmut Fischer of the 1./NJG 1, who were flying Bf 110 G9+AH from Venlo airfield.
Initially the crew were buried in Venlo. After hostilities were over they were reinterred in Jonkerbos War Cemetery in Gelderland:

Pilot:906254 Flt Sgt Edwin John Ford DFM - killed
Observer:113904 Plt Off Douglas Claude August - killed
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:651768 Flt Sgt D W Caswell PoW
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:613921 Flt Sgt Frederick Frank Barker DFM - killed
Air Gunner:524716 Flt Sgt John Thompson - killed


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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
30-May-2017 08:37 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Dec-2017 16:28 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
20-Feb-2018 17:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
21-Apr-2020 07:37 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Apr-2020 14:04 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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