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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52916
Last updated: 3 April 2021
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Date:13-APR-1942
Time:03:15
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:115 Squadron Royal Air Force (115 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3596
C/n / msn: KO-B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:IJsselmeer 3,5 km west of Urk -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:57 hrs for an operation to Essen in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Helmut Woltersdorf of the 7./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Twente airfield.
The crew all rest at Amsterdam:

Pilot: 1376202 Sgt Albert Ernest Holder - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery Plot 85. Row D. Grave 12.
Pilot: NZ404994 Sgt Noel Hensley Blair - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery Plot 85. Row D. Grave 13.
Observer: 106537 Plt Off Ronald William Barlow - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery Plot 85. Row D. Grave 15.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1151893 Sgt Kenneth John Raiswell Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery Plot 85. Row C. Grave 13.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 977631 Sgt Thomas James Phillips - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery Plot 85. Row D. Grave 11.
Air Gunner: 621697 Sgt Thomas Ryan - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery Plot 85. Row D. Grave 14.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=&date=&location=&pn=X3596&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
12-Apr-2017 10:45 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Dec-2017 18:24 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 16:49 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
17-Apr-2020 19:38 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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