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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53109
Last updated: 9 October 2020
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Time:21:48 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:57 Squadron Royal Air Force (57 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R1757
C/n / msn: DX-H
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:marsh at the Baarloseweg road, Marknesse, Flevoland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell
Destination airport:RAF Feltwell
Took off from RAF Feltwell at 19:00 hrs for an operation to Nürnberg in Germany.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Feldwebel Siegfried Ney of the 4./NJG 1, who was flying Do 215 B-5 G9+WM from Leeuwarden airfield; crashed into a marsh near Blankenham (Overijssel) on the NE edge of the Noord-Oost-Polder.
Four of the crew are buried in Emmeloord General Cemetery, gut the grave of Plt Off Myers RCAF is located in the General Cemetery at Kuinre:

Sgt A W Jeffries (KIA)
Plt Off H L Myers RCAF (KIA)
Sgt P F M Cooke RNZAF (KIA)
Sgt W C Wood (KIA)
Plt Off L Rickard RCAF (POW)
Sgt W H S Byers (KIA)

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Google Maps
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 159.

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
10-May-2016 16:53 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Nov-2018 19:15 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
07-Apr-2020 15:32 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
07-Apr-2020 15:32 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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