Accident Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V Z6754,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53215
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Date:Sunday 17 August 1941
Time:02:47 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic whtl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V
Owner/operator:78 Sqn RAF
Registration: Z6754
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Buggenum, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Middleton St, George
Destination airport:
The crew were briefed to attack Koln. The ATD of the aircraft from RAF Middleton St. George, County Durham was 23:05 hrs.

The aircraft was coned by searchlights and intercepted by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Werner Streib of the Stab I./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield. The aircraft crashed at Buggenum (Limburg) 5km NNW of Roermond.

Pilot Sgt J.H. Malet-Warden +
2nd Pilot Sgt J.C. Beardmore +
Observer Sgt A.J.R. Millard-Tucker +
Wireless Operator Sgt G.H.P. Buchanon RCAF +
Rear Gunner F/S A. Brown +

All the crew are buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, the Netherlands


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History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
9 July 1941 Z6555 78 Sqn RAF 5 North Sea 60 km NW of Vlieland, Friesland mis
7 September 1941 Z6881 78 Sqn RAF 5 near Burgum, Friesland w/o

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
18-Oct-2013 20:23 Anon. Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Mar-2020 17:15 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
13-Mar-2020 17:16 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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