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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52904
Last updated: 19 March 2021
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Date:19-APR-1942
Time:evening
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:156 Squadron Royal Air Force (156 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3485
C/n / msn: GT-V
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea near Ameland island -   Netherlands
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Alconbury
Destination airport:
Narrative:
8 aircraft of 156 squadron were deployed as part of a larger force of 51 aircraft on a sea mining mission off the Frisian Islands. X3485 was lost and no messages were received from it. Warload 2 X PDM2. Took off 21:07, presumed lost over the sea although both W/Cdr Heath (X3742) and F/Sgt Shilleto (X3695) spotted scattered fire off Ameland which may have been a crashed aircraft. Hampdens of RCAF 420 Squadron also reported seeing flak ships off one of the islands. On 21st April F/S Brady's body was washed up on Ameland and he was buried in Nes General Cemetery there. He received a posthumous DFM 2 days later for service over Koln. The rest of the crew are commemorated in Runnymede Memorial.

Crew
102141 Plt Off Ronald Walter Fox - Runnymede Memorial Panel 69.
405215 Sgt Thomas Brian Ainger RNZAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 117.
926877 Sgt Timothy John Joseph Lyons - Runnymede Memorial Panel 88.
627478 Flt Sgt Cecil Thomas Theobold Brady DFM - Ameland(Nes)General Cemetery Plot D. Row 15. Grave 5.
1325058 Sgt John Munro - Runnymede Memorial Panel 90.
616111 Sgt Douglas Richard Holland - Runnymede Memorial Panel 85.

Sources:

http://www.nimh.nl/nl/images/1942%20sec_tcm5-7283.pdf
http://www.156squadron.com/display_missionhdr.asp?MissionId=147
http://www.aquatax.ca/Hampden.html
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1488&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
02-Jul-2015 14:12 sf Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Apr-2017 15:32 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
19-Apr-2017 15:32 TigerTimon Updated [Time]
10-Dec-2017 17:40 Red Dragon Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2018 10:17 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
18-Apr-2020 11:48 TigerTimon Updated [Date, Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Damage]

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