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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52877
Last updated: 1 October 2020
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Date:31-MAY-1942
Time:01:14-17
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk II
Owner/operator:158 Squadron Royal Air Force (158 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z8577
C/n / msn: NP-T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Oosterschelde estuary near Schelphoek at Serooskerke, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Driffield
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:19 hrs for participation in the first 1000 bomber raid with target Köln, Germany.
The aircraft was shot down by a Ju 88C night fighter based at Gilze-Rijen airfield, belonging to Nachtjagdgeschwader 2.
The five crew members all rest at Vlissingen:

Pilot / S/Ldr. D.J. Harkness DFC 41694 RAF / grave D 20
Observer / P/O. A.R. Edgar DFM 45985 RAF / grave C 1
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner / Sgt. H. Mercer 1063548 RAF / grave B 29
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner / P/O. H.A. Radcliffe 122312 RAF / grave B 25
Air Gunner / F/Lt. B.J. Lovett 45715 RAF / grave B 26

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1528&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
30-May-2017 08:57 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2018 19:55 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]
21-Apr-2020 07:57 TigerTimon Updated [Date, Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Apr-2020 07:58 TigerTimon Updated [Location]
21-Apr-2020 14:08 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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