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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52918
Last updated: 23 August 2020
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Date:13-APR-1942
Time:night
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
Owner/operator:103 Squadron Royal Air Force (103 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W5664
C/n / msn: PM-H
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:North Sea -
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Elsham Wolds
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 21:13 hrs for an operation to Essen in Germany.
Possibly, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Dr. Horst Patuschka of the 7./NJG 2, who was flying a Ju 88C from Gilze-Rijen airfield in the Netherlands.
The tail gunner rests at Vlissingen in Zeeland, the Netherlands:

Pilot: 43533 Flt Lt Robert Gillespie - Runnymede Memorial Panel 65
Pilot: 404932 Fg Off Ray Wilmott Brown RAAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 109
Navigator: 1163761 Sgt Frank White - Runnymede Memorial Panel 96
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1051595 Sgt Edward Ernest Fairhurst - Runnymede Memorial Panel 82
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1254452 Sgt Cerris Moseley - Runnymede Memorial Panel 90
Air Gunner: 110043 Flt Sgt Duncan Campbell - Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery Row C. Grave 2.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/item2.php?SGLO=T1475
RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS IN WORLD WAR 2 AND MISSING WITH NO KNOWN GRAVE.
CWGC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
11-Apr-2017 09:25 TigerTimon Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Dec-2017 17:06 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
15-Oct-2018 14:55 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
17-Apr-2020 19:34 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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