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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52949
Last updated: 21 March 2021
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Date:26-MAR-1942
Time:22:40
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk II
Owner/operator:12 Squadron Royal Air Force (12 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W5372
C/n / msn: PH-D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near the Kathoeksloot ditch at Andijk, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Binbrook
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 20:11 hrs local time for a bombing operation to Essen in Germany.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Egmont Prinz zur Lippe-Weissenfeld of the 5./NJG 2, who had taken off from Bergen airfield.
The crew all rest at Bergen cemetery:

Pilot: 33027 Wg Cdr Albert Golding DFC* - Bergen General Cemetery Netherlands Plot 1. Row D. Grave 15.
2nd Pilot:403431 Sgt Finlay Donald McLeod RAAF - Bergen General Cemetery Netherlands Plot 1. Row D. Grave 22.
Observer: R/62688 Flt Sgt Bruce Elbert Doe RCAF - Bergen General Cemetery Netherlands Plot 1. Row D. Grave 16.
Wireless operator/Air Gunner: R/61792 Sgt Mervyn Duncan RCAF - Bergen General Cemetery Netherlands Plot 1. Row D. Grave 21.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1100613 Sgt William Stanley Makin - Bergen General Cemetery Netherlands Plot 1. Row D. Grave 24.
Air Gunner:1378582 Sgt Percival Gordon Thrope - Bergen General Cemetery Netherlands Plot 1. Row D. Grave 20.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://www.626-squadron.co.uk/willem25.htm
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1453&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
https://www.asisbiz.com/Luftwaffe/njg1.html
CWGC

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
30-Jan-2015 15:44 gerard57 Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Mar-2017 09:08 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Nov-2017 18:04 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
18-Oct-2018 19:21 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]
15-Apr-2020 18:14 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
15-Apr-2020 18:17 TigerTimon Updated [Location, Embed code]

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