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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53149
Last updated: 30 August 2020
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Date:08-SEP-1941
Time:04:58
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:115 Squadron Royal Air Force (115 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R1798
C/n / msn: KO-B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Drachtstercompagnie, Friesland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Marham
Narrative:
Mission : Berlin. Took off from RAF Marham at 2023 hrs. Shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt Helmut Lent 4./NJG1) and crashed 0458 hrs near Drachtstercompagnie (Friesland) 4 km NE of Drachten, Holland. All are buried in Smallingerland
(Drachtstercompagnie) Protestant Churchyard.
Crew
Sgt I P McH Gordon (KIA)
Flt Sgt J G O'H Keating RCAF (KIA)
Plt Off R Le M Cox (KIA)
Sgt G A Cook (KIA)
Sgt J G Selley (KIA)
Sgt F A Baty RNZAF (KIA)

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1260&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
Royal Air force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 141.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
08-May-2016 16:27 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 16:40 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
24-Mar-2020 19:56 TigerTimon Updated [Location, Source]

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