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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52950
Last updated: 20 April 2021
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Date:26-MAR-1942
Time:22:55
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk II
Owner/operator:12 Squadron Royal Air Force (12 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W5371
C/n / msn: PH-X
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Monnickendijk dyke at Monnickendam, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Binbrook
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 20:26 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.
All of the six crew were killed.
F/Sgt Lowe, and Sgt’s Parsons, Lea and Stanley are buried at Bergen General Cemetery, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Sgt’s Pooley and Dove are buried in the Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

Sources:

http://www.626-squadron.co.uk/willem25.htm
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1452&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps


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, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Mar-2017 09:34 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Nov-2017 19:21 Red Dragon Updated [Operator]
18-Oct-2018 19:21 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
15-Apr-2020 18:20 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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