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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52920
Last updated: 18 March 2021
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Date:11-APR-1942
Time:00:23
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
Owner/operator:311 Squadron Royal Air Force (311 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z8838
C/n / msn: KX-Z
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Molenweg road at Middenmeer, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF East Wretham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Took off at 22:01 hrs for an operation to Essen in Germany.
The aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Oberleutnant Helmut Lent & Feldwebel Walter Kubisch of the Stab II./NJG 2, who had left Leeuwarden airfield in Bf 110 R4+EC.
The crew were initially buried in Huisduinen Military Cemetery. Later they were re-interred in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery:

Pilot: 787177 Sgt J Kalensky - Bergen op Zoom 31 A 5-6
2nd Pilot: 787261 Sgt K Kodes - Bergen op Zoom 31 A 5-6
Navigator: 82632 Fg Off K Rychnovsky - Bergen op Zoom 31 A 5-6
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 787872 Sgt J Peprnicek - Bergen op Zoom 31 A 5-6
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 787875 Sgt J Politzer - Bergen op Zoom 31 A 11
Air Gunner: 787310 Flt Sgt J Hrdina - Bergen op Zoom 31 A 5-6

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/item2.php?SGLO=T1474
Bomber Command Losses 1942
Dutch Airwar Study Group 1939-1945


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
10-Apr-2017 07:13 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Oct-2017 08:29 Nepa Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
01-Dec-2017 20:18 Red Dragon Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Dec-2017 17:43 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport]
17-Apr-2020 17:37 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
17-Apr-2020 17:51 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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