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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52929
Last updated: 30 October 2020
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Date:02-APR-1942
Time:night
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
Owner/operator:214 (Federated Malay States) Squadron Royal Air Force (214 (Federated Malay States) Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z8842
C/n / msn: BU-F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:North Sea -
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Stradishall
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Took off from RAF Stradishall. It was 20:19 hrs and they were off to bomb the railway yards in Hanau (Operation Limeshoot) with 13 other aircraft. Lost without trace. It is believed that the aircraft was brought down by Flak and crashed into the sea off the Dutch coast.
Crew:
Pilot:J/5060 Flt Lt Edward Donald Baker DFC RCAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 99.
Co-Pilot: 1119436 Sgt Vincent Leslie Stephens - Flushing (Vlissingen) Cemetery Row C. Grave 5.
Navigator:1287615 Flt Sgt Edward Hamilton Erby - Runnymede Memorial Panel 74.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: Sgt Eric George Walter Shotter - Becklingen War Cemetery 11. G. 13.
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner: 1177845 Sgt George Eric Newman - Runnymede Memorial Panel 90.
Air Gunner: R/67521 Flt Sgt Spencer Sidney Dawes RCAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 103.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1468&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two for time


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
31-Mar-2017 07:59 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
27-Nov-2017 12:21 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
30-Mar-2018 09:38 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
18-Aug-2018 19:33 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
04-Oct-2018 14:31 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
03-Nov-2019 11:16 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
16-Apr-2020 15:16 TigerTimon Updated [Date, Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Country, Source]

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