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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53175
Last updated: 4 August 2020
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Time:23:00 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:103 Squadron Royal Air Force (103 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R1213
C/n / msn: PM-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Valckenisseweg road, Rilland, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Elsham Wolds
Destination airport:RAF Elsham Wolds
Mission : Mannheim. Took off from Elsham Woods at 20:31 hrs. Struck by lightning & crashed. Those who died are buried in the Vlissingen Northern Cemetery:

Plt Off W R Oldfield (POW)
Sgt G P Williams RAAF (KIA)
Sgt A H Figg RCAF (KIA)
Sgt H A Kelly (KIA)
Sgt J Grassom (KIA)
Sgt H Dunn (POW)

Google Maps
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1942 Page 133.

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
07-May-2016 17:53 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Oct-2018 14:48 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
21-Mar-2020 14:52 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

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