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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53157
Last updated: 9 April 2021
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Type:Bristol Beaufort I
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: W6542
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:IJsselmeer, off Den Oever -   Netherlands
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Dear Sir / Madam,

On September 7, 1941, the W6542 crashes.
The Vlieland Cultural Association gave me access to German reports. On that date I saw a claim of the two batteries of Texel, with support / comment "Ugruko IJmuiden". The times of both batteries are the same: 01.07 hours.
Because no other losses of the RAF are known on September 7 (to me), the chance seems real that the W6542 tried to fly across Texel, when it was fired upon by two batteries, and then diverted to the south. The battery in IJmuiden has been killed. The long time between the crash and the discovery of a crew member on the beach of Ameland is therefore logical to me. If the plane had landed in the Waddenzee, the body would have washed up much earlier, I think.
On some websites the IJsselmeer is listed as a crash spot, but that is impossible.


Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
07-Mar-2021 13:49 Cas Straatma Updated [Narrative]

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