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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53121
Last updated: 16 January 2021
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:115 Squadron Royal Air Force (115 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X9910
C/n / msn: KO-Y
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Blijham, province of Groningen -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Marham
Mission - Hamburg, Germany. Took off from RAF Marham at 19:31 hrs local time.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Ludwig Becker of the 4./NJG 1, who was flying Do 215 G9+OM from Leeuwarden airfield; crashed 2252 hrs at Blijham (Groningen) 5 km SE of Winschoten. The five airmen who died are buried in Wedde (Blijham) Protestant Churchyard:

Sgt A R Hulls (KIA)
Sgt J H Goodey RAAF (KIA)
Plt Off W K Colfe RCAF (KIA)
Sgt T D Griffiths (KIA)
Sgt T W Bull (KIA)
Plt Off N R Shuttleworth (POW)

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Google Maps
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 155.

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
10-May-2016 16:54 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 16:41 Anon. Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
03-Apr-2020 17:38 TigerTimon Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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