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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52921
Last updated: 8 February 2021
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Date:11-APR-1942
Time:00:41
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IV
Owner/operator:301 (Ziemi Pomorskiej) Sqn RAF
Registration: Z1333
C/n / msn: GR-L
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Broekkant, Beers, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:07 hrs for an operation to Essen in Germany.
The aircraft was coned by searchlights for 9 minutes & shot down by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Werner Streib of the Stab I./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield.
The entire crew survived. Five crew members were taken prisoner. Sgt M. Zawodny managed to escape and via Gibraltar he returned to the United Kingdom:

Pilot: P-1631/783511 Jerzy Wasilewski - PoW Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria. PoW Number 133
2nd Pilot: P-1318 Fg Off Edmund Burszewski - PoW Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria. PoW Number 112
Navigator: P-0743 Sqn Ldr Kazimierz Franciszek Przykorski PoW Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria. PoW Number 127
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 792065 Sgt Marian Henryk Zawodny - Evaded
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: P-0854 Sgt Edward Mucha - PoW Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria. PoW Number 661
Air Gunner: 792864 Sgt Leon Blach - Stalag 4B Muhlberg (Elbe). PoW Number 138.


Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Google Maps
http://bhic.nl/?id=13582
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1473&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Bomber Command Losses 1942
Krzystek's List
RAF Prisoners of War
https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.evasioncomete.org/fzawodnma.html&prev=search


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
18-Apr-2014 16:53 gerard57 Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
20-Apr-2014 21:45 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
19-Feb-2015 18:07 Jixon Updated [Operator]
10-Apr-2017 07:24 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Dec-2017 18:54 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
18-Oct-2018 17:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
17-Apr-2020 17:47 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
17-Apr-2020 17:47 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
17-Apr-2020 17:51 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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