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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53225
Last updated: 4 October 2020
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Time:03:20 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:150 Squadron Royal Air Force (150 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R1016
C/n / msn: JN-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:IJsselmeer lake 2 km west of Workum, Friesland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Snaith
Destination airport:RAF Snaith
Operation - Hannover, Germany. Took off from RAF Snaith at 2145 hrs (local time). Over Hannover and between 00:52 and 01:01 (German time), the aircraft was damaged by Flak, setting the starboard engine on fire. On return and while flying on one engine, the Wimpey was ditched in the IJsselmeer.
Sgt Barton is buried in the Northern General Cemetery at Leeuwarden:

Sgt J D Elder (POW)
Sgt H H M Barton (KIA)
Sgt E W McConchie RNZAF (POW)
Sgt H Dodsworth (POW)
Sgt C Davies (POW)
Sgt J W Whittingham (POW)


Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Google Maps
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 118.

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
06-May-2016 06:25 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2018 08:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
03-Mar-2020 12:57 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
03-Mar-2020 13:15 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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