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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53146
Last updated: 24 March 2020
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Time:05:31 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:25 OTU RAF
Registration: N2805
C/n / msn: PP-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:IJsselhaven harbour, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Finningley
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 19:55 hrs for a training sortie.
The aircraft was hit by the Flakgruppe Rotterdam and was ditched in the harbour. The crew were all taken prisoner of war:

Flt Lt G W Walenn MiD - PoW - murdered by Gestapo March 1944 after the Great Escape
Flt Lt T L Walker RAAF - PoW
WO P A Edwards - PoW
WO S C S C Stevens - PoW
WO W A Platt - PoW

Google Maps
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
24-Jan-2019 13:49 Anon. Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2019 19:30 Anon. Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
24-Mar-2020 20:28 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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