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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53034
Last updated: 13 April 2020
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Date:27-DEC-1941
Time:20:30
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:57 Squadron Royal Air Force (57 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z1097
C/n / msn: DX-T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Heeze - Someren, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell
Destination airport:RAF Feltwell
Narrative:
Took off from RAF Feltwell at 17:00 hrs local time for an operation to Düsseldorf in Germany.
The aircraft was coned by a searchlight for 5 minutes and shot down by the night fighter crew of Oberleutnant Knacke & Leutnant Konarske of the 2./NJG 1, who were flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield.
Those who died are buried in Woensel General Cemetery:

WO T Purdy DFM (KIA)
Sgt M J Cronin RNZAF (KIA)
Fg Off R C Scarlett RAAF (KIA)
Sgt S Barraclough (POW)
Sgt R F Aldous (KIA)
Sgt W J Foulton (KIA)

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1363&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 195.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
16-May-2016 19:08 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Nov-2018 19:16 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
13-Apr-2020 16:57 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]

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