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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53059
Last updated: 8 May 2020
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Time:06:35 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:57 Squadron Royal Air Force (57 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z8985
C/n / msn: DX-V
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Haastrecht, Zuid-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell
Destination airport:RAF Feltwell
Mission : Rover Patrol. Took off from RAF Feltwell at 2010 hrs on a Rover Patrol with Munster as its objective. The aircraft was hit by Flak and crashed near Haastrecht (Zuid-Holland) 4 km SSE of Gouda. Those who died are buried in the Canadian War Cemetery at Bergen op Zoom:

Sgt A H T Cook RAAF (KIA)
Sgt A McKillop (KIA)
Sgt A C Crease (POW)
Sgt J H D Howes (POW)
Sgt A A Thomson (KIA)
Sgt J L Ledsham (POW)


Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
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Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 174.

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
15-May-2016 14:38 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Nov-2018 19:16 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
11-Apr-2020 19:49 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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