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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52891
Last updated: 11 January 2021
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Date:20-MAY-1942
Time:01:57
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: W8268
C/n / msn: TH-O
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Soesterberg, province of Utrecht -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bradwell Bay
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 00:32 hrs for an intruder operation to Soesterberg airfield.
The aircraft was hit by light Flak of the 2./leichte Flak-Abteilung 764 and crashed. All three crew members rest at Amersfoort:

Pilot:67109 Fg Off Nicholas John Stabb - Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery Plot 13. Row 2. Coll. grave
Observer:R/88652 Flt Sgt George Merlyn Riches RCAF - Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery Plot 13. Row 2. Coll. grave 29-30.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:J/5902 Plt Off Dennis Duxfield RCAF - Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery Plot 13. Row 2. Coll. grave

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1516&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
CWGC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
19-May-2017 11:53 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Dec-2017 16:33 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Dec-2017 16:34 Red Dragon Updated [Operator]
25-Jan-2018 07:45 XindelX Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
20-Apr-2020 11:58 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
20-Apr-2020 12:04 TigerTimon Updated [Source, Narrative]

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