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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53253
Last updated: 26 October 2020
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:75 (NZ) Squadron Royal Air Force (75 (NZ) Sqn RAF)
Registration: R1648
C/n / msn: AA-K
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell
Destination airport:RAF Feltwell
Operation - Mannheim, Germany. Took off from RAF Feltwell at 22:47 hrs on the evening of the 6th. Ditched in the North Sea. Sgt Bottomley was killed when the aircraft hit the water and Sgt Mellon drowned as the Wellington sank. Both are Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
Sqdn Ldr L I A Millett (POW)
Sgt R G Morgan RNZAF (POW)
Sgt D Polley (POW)
Sgt C Simpson (POW)
Sgt J W Bottomley (KIA)
Sgt W N K Mellon (KIA)


Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 110.

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
03-May-2016 18:30 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Oct-2018 19:31 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
11-Feb-2020 13:29 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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