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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53147
Last updated: 24 June 2020
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Time:04:59 claim
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:9 Sqn Royal Air Force (9 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z8845
C/n / msn: WS-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near the Bruggelaan road at Terwispel, Friesland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Honington, Suffolk
Destination airport:RAF Honington
Mission : Berlin. Took off from RAF Honington at 20:30 hrs. Last heard on w/t at 00:50 hrs sending NAP. Believed shot down shortly after this by a night-fighter (Oblt Helmut Lent 4./NJG1) and crashed at Terwispel (Friesland), 10 km SSW of Drachten, Holland. All are buried in Gorredijk General Cemetery. (Note. The precise meaning of NAP has not been established, but it is thought to allude to the success, or otherwise of the mission).
Sgt J C Saich DFM (KIA)
Sgt R A Banks (KIA)
Sgt W P Lowe RCAF (KIA)
Sgt W R Balls (KIA)
Sgt E Trott (KIA)
Sgt A S Macdonald (KIA)

Google Maps
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 140.

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
09-May-2016 20:25 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2018 14:45 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative, Operator]
24-Mar-2020 20:01 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Location, Source]
24-Mar-2020 20:02 TigerTimon Updated [Time]

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