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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53219
Last updated: 16 June 2020
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Date:17-AUG-1941
Time:night
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk II
Owner/operator:305 (Ziemi Wielkopolskiej) Squadron Royal Air Force (305 (Ziemi Wielkopolskiej) Sqn RAF)
Registration: W5463
C/n / msn: SM-E
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lindholme
Destination airport:RAF Lindholme
Narrative:
Mission : Koln. Took off from RAF Lindholme at 21:19 hrs. Presumed lost over the North Sea. Four members of the crew are buried in cemeteries in Belguim and Holland, while Sgt Przeclawski and Sgt Wardenski have no know graves. On 18th August, a pigeon from this bomber returned to RAF Lindholme at 08:30 hrs, but no message was attached that may have indicated the fate of this Wellington and its crew.
Crew
Sgt S Przeclawski (KIA)
Sgt J Plachta (KIA)
Fg Off A B Miondikowski (KIA)
Sgt S Stankiewicz (KIA)
Sgt E Majewski (KIA)
Sgt F Wardenski (KIA)

Sources:

http://www.nimh.nl/nl/images/1941%20sec_tcm5-7282.pdf
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World war 1941 Page 121.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
06-May-2016 07:54 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Nov-2017 09:20 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
30-Dec-2017 05:30 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
16-Feb-2018 18:29 Nepa Updated [Operator, Phase]
13-Mar-2020 17:18 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Location]

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