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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53073
Last updated: 30 August 2020
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Time:20:10 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:99 Squadron Royal Air Force (99 Sqn RAF)
Registration: T2516
C/n / msn: LN-Q
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Smalbroek hamlet, Beilen, Drenthe -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Waterbeach, Cambridge
Destination airport:RAF Waterbeach
Took off from RAF Waterbeach at 17:28 hrs local time for an operation to Berlin.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Rudolf Schoenert of the 5./NJG 2, who was flying a Bf 110; crashed at Beilen, (Drenthe). All are buried in Beilen General Cemetery:

Plt Off C G Gilmore (KIA)
Sgt G W T Wiggs (KIA)
Sgt I G Harrowby RNZAF (KIA)
Sgt F H Sanders (KIA)
Sgt A C F Harrop (KIA)
Sgt E R Schofield (KIA)


Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Google Maps
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 175.

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
15-May-2016 13:38 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Aug-2017 14:27 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
01-Nov-2018 09:23 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
10-Apr-2020 14:36 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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