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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52948
Last updated: 5 January 2021
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Date:26-MAR-1942
Time:23:50 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
Owner/operator:214 (Federated Malay States) Squadron Royal Air Force (214 (Federated Malay States) Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z1143
C/n / msn: BU-G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:'Het Veenschap' at Vriezenveen, Overijssel -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Stradishall
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Operation - Essen, Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Herbert Lütje of the Stab III./NJG 1, who had taken off from Twente airfield.
There were Royal Artillery personnel who were seconded to Bomber Command due to the losses incurred:

Pilot: 400581 Plt Off Eric William Cuthbert Creed RAAF - Vriezenveen General Cemetery Coll. grave 1-6.
2nd Pilot: 400885 Sgt William Wykes Robey Norton RAAF - Vriezenveen General Cemetery Coll. grave 1-6.
Observer: 404277 Sgt Walter Irvine Christsen RAAF - Vriezenveen General Cemetery Coll. grave 1-6.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1376234 Sgt Alfred Frederick Mons Emms - Vriezenveen General Cemetery Coll. grave 1-6.
Wireless operator/Air Gunner: 984801 Sgt John Routledge Payne - Vriezenveen General Cemetery Coll. grave 1-6.
Air Gunner - 64403 Capt Arnold Peter Mair (Royal Artillery) - Vriezenveen General Cemetery Coll. grave 1-6.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1454&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
CWGC
RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS.

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
25-Mar-2017 09:21 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Nov-2017 18:29 Red Dragon Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
04-Oct-2018 14:30 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
03-Nov-2019 11:16 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
15-Apr-2020 18:45 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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