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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53100
Last updated: 28 July 2020
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Date:15-OCT-1941
Time:21:17
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:57 Squadron Royal Air Force (57 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X9978
C/n / msn: DX-O
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dijk road at Papenhoven, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell
Destination airport:RAF Feltwell
Narrative:
Took off from RAF Feltwell at 18:35 hrs for an operation to Köln in Germany.
The aircraft was coned by searchlights for 5 minutes and shot down by the night fighter crew of Feldwebel Meier & Feldwebel Wissmann of the 2./NJG 1, who were flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield; crashed 21:17 hrs at Papenhoven.
All were buried at Venlo, but since 1945 their bodies have been taken Jonkerbos War Cemetery in Gelderland:

Plt Off K J Miller RAAF (KIA)
Sgt N J Lewery (KIA)
Sgt D W Jennings (KIA)
Sgt E T Christie (KIA)
Sgt G W T Jackson (KIA)
Sgt B S Jones (KIA)

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1298&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 162.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
14-May-2016 09:50 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]
07-Apr-2020 18:25 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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