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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53206
Last updated: 13 November 2020
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Date:19-AUG-1941
Time:02:25 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:149 Squadron Royal Air Force (149 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X9704
C/n / msn: OJ-B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Speckerweg road, Haelen, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Mildenhall
Destination airport:Duisburg
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:29 hrs for an operation to Duisburg in Germany.
The aicraft was coned by searchlights for 3 minutes & was intercepted and shot down by night fighter pilot Oberfeldwebel Gerhard Herzog of the 3./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield. It crashed at Haelen 5km NW of Roermond. Plt Off Mendoza was fatally wounded in the attack. Those who died were initially laid to rest in Venlo. Later on they were reinterred in Jonkerbos War Cemetery
Crew
Pilot: 89386 Plt Off John Christian Lynn - Jonkerbos War Cemetery Plot 18 Row D Grave 8.
NZ/401258 Sgt W J R Culpan RNZAF- PoW/Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug/PoW Number 23615.
J/3755 Plt Off R R Henderson RCAF - PoW/Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria/PoW Number 3728.
922752 Sgt C G Jones - PoW/Stalag 357 Kopernikus/PoW Number 23615.
1250142 Sgt K K Sterrett - PoW/Stalag 357 Kopernikus/PoW Number 23613.
Air Gunner: 82988 Plt Off Michael Issac Archibald Mendoza - Jonkerbos War Cemetery Plot 18 Row D Grave 7.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1208&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1941
Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1.

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
31-Dec-2018 21:28 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Mar-2019 13:29 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
18-Mar-2020 15:35 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
18-Mar-2020 15:36 TigerTimon Updated [Embed code]

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