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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52941
Last updated: 9 March 2021
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Date:27-MAR-1942
Time:00:10
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:115 Squadron Royal Air Force (115 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3604
C/n / msn: KO-Y
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:between the homes of Polweg 1 & 2 at Wichmond, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 19:54 hrs local time for an operation to Essen in Germany.
Over Dieren, the aircraft was attacked by night fighter pilot Leutnant Manfred Meurer of the 9./NJG 1 based at Twente airfield.
The crew all rest in Wichmond cemetery:

Pilot: 18096 Plt Off Geoffrey Gordon Soames - Warnsveld (Wichmond) General Cemetery Plot E. Coll. grave 2-3.
2nd Pilot: 1280951 Sgt Patrick Austen Gwyer Finch - Warnsveld (Wichmond) General Cemetery Plot E. Grave 4.
Observer: 927587 Sgt William Lionel Mogford - Warnsveld (Wichmond) General Cemetery Plot E. Grave 6.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1285545 Sgt Victor Charles Rudkin Baker - Warnsveld (Wichmond) General Cemetery Plot E. Coll. grave 2-3.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 924900 Sgt Alan Burns - Warnsveld (Wichmond) General Cemetery Plot E. Grave 5.
Air Gunner:1257107 Sgt Roy Freak - Warnsveld (Wichmond) General Cemetery Plot E. Coll. grave 2-3.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1461&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
CWGC.
Bomber Command Losses 1942.
Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
25-Mar-2017 11:02 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Nov-2017 20:00 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
19-Nov-2017 20:03 Red Dragon Updated [Source]
28-Oct-2018 16:47 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
15-Apr-2020 19:31 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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