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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53106
Last updated: 2 November 2020
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Date:13-OCT-1941
Time:00:06 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:40 Squadron Royal Air Force (40 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X9822
C/n / msn: BL-J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Westergeest, Friesland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Alconbury
Destination airport:RAF Alconbury
Narrative:
Takeoff at 19:26 hrs for an operation to Bremen in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Helmut Lent of the 4./NJG 1, who was flying Bf 110 D-3 G9+FM from Leeuwarden airfield.
The crew all rest at Westergeest cemetery:

Pilot Sgt. G.F. Bateman 1104340 RAF / grave SE 1 3
Second Pilot Sgt. P.A. Milton 1168114 RAF / grave SE 1 1
Observer P/O. F. Jenkins 129267 RAF / grave SE 1 2
Wireless Operator Sgt. E.R.B. Magrath 926955 RAF / grave SE 1 4
Air Gunner Sgt. H.R. Legg 701647 RAF / grave SE 1 5
Air Gunner Sgt. H.F. Eyre 1152524 RAF / grave SE 1 6

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1295&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 161.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
13-May-2016 06:37 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Nov-2018 19:43 Nepa Updated [Operator, Phase, Narrative, Operator]
07-Apr-2020 16:02 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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