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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52915
Last updated: 16 April 2021
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Date:13-APR-1942
Time:01:53
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IV
Owner/operator:300 (Ziemi Mazowieckiej) Squadron Royal Air Force (300 (Ziemi Mazowieckiej) Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z1213
C/n / msn: BH-H
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Boekel - Venhorst; Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 21:43 hrs for an operation to Essen in Germany.
The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Hans-Dieter Frank of the Stab I./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield.
The five who did not survive rest at Eindhoven:

Pilot: P780146 Sgt Wladyslaw Zalejko - +
Co-Pilot: P782926 Sgt Jan Alojzy Kuczak - PoW
Navigator: P1336 Fg Off Poitr Pajer - +
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: P784864 Sgt Wladyslaw Strzelczyk - +.
Wireless Operator: P781601 Sgt Konrad Lubojanski - +
Air Gunner: P783597 Sgt Josef Balucki - +

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=&date=&location=&pn=Z1213&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
CWGC
Krzystek's List
Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
12-Apr-2017 11:03 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Dec-2017 19:48 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
17-Feb-2018 17:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
05-Feb-2020 14:59 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
17-Apr-2020 19:30 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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