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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52917
Last updated: 18 June 2020
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Date:13-APR-1942
Time:00:25
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: Z2210
C/n / msn: TH-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stoofdijk (Klundert) - Zwingelspaansedijk (Fijnaart), Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bradwell Bay
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Intruder operation - Gilze-Rijen airfield.
The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Leutnant Hans-Hermann Müller of the 7./NJG 2, who had taken off from Gilze-Rijen airfield in a Ju 88C; crashed at the Klundert - Fijnaart road.
The crew of three was taken prisoner of war:

Pilot: 44972 Plt Off J D W Willis PoW Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria. PoW Number 134
Navigator: R/76364 Sgt J E C Pringle RCAF PoW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 176.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: R/26949 Sgt B F Filliter RCAF PoW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 233


Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1476&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
Dutch Airwar Study Group 1939-1945
RAF Prisoners of War


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
11-Apr-2017 09:34 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
11-Apr-2017 09:43 TigerTimon Updated [Damage]
01-Dec-2017 21:23 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Jan-2018 07:39 XindelX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
17-Apr-2020 19:00 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
17-Apr-2020 19:04 TigerTimon Updated [Location, Embed code]
17-Apr-2020 20:43 TigerTimon Updated [Date]

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