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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52880
Last updated: 15 February 2021
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Date:31-MAY-1942
Time:02:10 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
Owner/operator:22 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (22 OTU RAF)
Registration: DV843
C/n / msn: OR-Q
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Prinslandse Polder near Stampersgat, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wellsbourne Mountford
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:44 hrs for participation in the first 1000 bomber raid with target Köln, Germany.
The aircraft was coned by searchlights and hit by heavy Flak of the 1. & 2./schwere Reserve-Flak-Abteilung 447 (Grossbatterie).
The crew all rest at Bergen op Zoom, in two different cemeteries. Sergeant R.A. Armstrong is buried in the Bergen op Zoom RCAF war cemetery:

Pilot:103507 Plt Off William Arthur Fullerton DFM - killed
Observer:82967 Fg Off Leonard James Tait - killed
Wireless operator/Air Gunner:R/53363 Sgt Robert Alfred Armstrong RCAF - killed
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:97468 Flt Sgt John Kenneth Napier DFM - killed
Air Gunner:904378 Flt Sgt Ronald Malcolm Sanders - killed

Sources:

Own investigation (Corin)
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1527&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
CWGC


Images:


Wellesbourne Wartime Museum, via mr. Derek Powell / mr. Michael Littler


Wellesbourne Wartime Museum, via mr. Derek Powell / mr. Michael Littler

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
29-May-2017 14:28 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2017 07:51 TigerTimon Updated [Phase]
02-Jan-2018 14:40 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
20-Feb-2018 16:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
15-Jun-2019 14:17 Corin Updated [Date, Time, Source, Narrative, Photo]
15-Jun-2019 14:23 Anon. Updated [Photo]
15-Jun-2019 14:38 Corin Updated [Cn]
20-Apr-2020 20:26 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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