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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53132
Last updated: 27 March 2020
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Time:22:46 claim
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:103 Squadron Royal Air Force (103 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X9609
C/n / msn: PM-H
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ambt Delden, Overijssel -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Elsham Wolds, UK
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 19:10 local time for an operation to Berlin.
The aircraft was coned by searchlights and shot down by a Messerschmitt Bf 110 from Fliegerhorst Twente. A claim was submitted by Oberleutnant Helmut Woltersdorf of the 7./NJG 1 - Bentelo 5km West of Hengelo (6B) at 22:46.
Four crew members safely ejected by parachute, two crew members died in the crash:

Pilot: 43987 Fg Off Thomas Wardhaugh - Ambt-Delden General Cemtery Plot IB Row K Grave 1.
39187 Sqn Ldr J A Ingram DFC - PoW/Stalag Luft Sagan & Belaria/PoW Number 10.
755696 Sgt N W Clyde - PoW/Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug/PoW Number 9686.
978676 Sgt W D King - PoW/Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug/PoW Number 9666.
911482 Sgt J G Wright - PoW/Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug/PoW Number 9611.
748019 Sgt Charles Alfred Frederick Thomas - Runnymede Memorial Panel 53.

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
10-Apr-2016 10:05 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Jan-2019 20:31 Anon. Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
30-Jan-2019 06:55 Anon. Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
01-Nov-2019 19:31 Anon. Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
27-Mar-2020 19:27 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
27-Mar-2020 19:36 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Narrative]

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