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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52901
Last updated: 21 March 2021
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Date:23-APR-1942
Time:02:30 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:9 Sqn Royal Air Force (9 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3638
C/n / msn: WS-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near 'Ottermeer' farm at Nispen, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Honington, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:19 hrs for an operation to Köln in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was hit by heavy (schwere) Flak and crashed.
Three crew members were taken prisoner of war:

Pilot Sgt. O.C.C. Barnes 1189038 RAF / Bergen op Zoom cemetery; grave 3 C 3
Second Pilot Sgt. R.H. Armstrong 1123091 RAF / Bergen op Zoom cemetery; grave 3 C 1
Observer P/O. H. Brener 110788 RAF / Bergen op Zoom cemetery; grave 3 C 12 / died of wounds on the 27th of April
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sgt. J.P. McCrossan 1059959 RAF / prisoner of war
Front Gunner Sgt. R.P. Williams 973799 RAF / prisoner of war
Rear Gunner Sgt. D.R.F. Wellock 953774 RAF / prisoner of war

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1490&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
21-Apr-2017 18:07 TigerTimon Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Dec-2017 20:55 Red Dragon Updated [Operator, Location]
12-Nov-2018 14:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
18-Apr-2020 13:45 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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