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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52890
Last updated: 18 October 2020
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Date:20-MAY-1942
Time:03:18
Type:Silhouette image of generic A20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DB-7B Boston Mk III
Owner/operator:418 (City of Edmonton) Sqn RCAF
Registration: W8281
C/n / msn: TH-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Camperduin beach, Schoorl, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bradwell Bay
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 00:37 hrs for an intruder operation to Schiphol airfield.
The aircraft was hit by light Flak of the 3./leichte Flak-Abteilung 845 and crashed.
All three rest at Bergen cemetery:

Pilot:1083456 Sgt George William Goldson Harding - Bergen General Cemetery Plot 1. Row C. Grave 1.
Observer:R/74962 Flt Sgt Robert Porter Shannon RCAF - Bergen General Cemetery Plot 1. Row D. Grave 28.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:R/68328 Sgt Roy George Dusten RCAF - Bergen General Cemetery Plot 1. Row D. Grave 29.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1517&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
CWGC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
19-May-2017 11:59 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Dec-2017 16:44 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
30-Dec-2017 16:46 Red Dragon Updated [Operator]
25-Jan-2018 07:46 XindelX Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
20-Apr-2020 12:02 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
20-Apr-2020 12:05 TigerTimon Updated [Source, Narrative]

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