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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52932
Last updated: 14 April 2021
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Date:29-MAR-1942
Time:04:30
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IV
Owner/operator:142 Squadron Royal Air Force (142 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z1203
C/n / msn: QT-O
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tienboerenweg road, Mijdrecht, province of Utrecht -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Grimsby, Lincolnshire (takeoff at 21:28 LT)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was hit by flak as it crossed the coast near Kiel. This probably holed a fuel tank and as the aircraft had insufficient fuel to get home the pilot turned inland over Holland, allowing the crew to bale out. The crew were taken prisoner, the rear gunner having baled out at Nieuw-Vennep and two others having come down at Kudelstaart. The Wellington and crashed at Mijdrecht, near Amsterdam Schipol airfield, Netherlands.

Crew
Pilot: J/4114 Plt Off J H Hall (RCAF) - Camp L3 Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria. PoW Number 7
2nd Pilot: 964956 Flt Sgt L H Houghton - Camp 344 Stalag Lamsdorf PoW Number 24845
Navigator: 957746 Flt Sgt JE Harritt - Camp L3 Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria PoW Number 24794
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 745902 F/S A R Tidder - Camp L3 Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria PoW Number 24793
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1280515 Sgt GP Wadsworth - Camp L3 Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria PoW Number 24841
Air Gunner: 1194046 Sgt EJ Pettitt - Camp 357 Stalag Kopernikus PoW Number 24814

Sources:

http://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/item2.php?SGLO=T1465
*142 Sqn ORB's
BCL VOLUME 3 1942 amendments and additions
RAF Prisoners of War
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
27-Mar-2017 12:38 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
25-Nov-2017 18:08 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
25-Nov-2017 18:12 Red Dragon Updated [Narrative]
18-Oct-2018 13:33 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]
16-Apr-2020 09:42 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Damage]

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