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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53269
Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:15 Squadron Royal Air Force (15 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N6029
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea 40 km off the Dutch coast -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:RAF Wyton
Mission:Berlin. Took off from RAF Wyton. Badly shot about by a Ju88 which caused significant damage to the Stirling's fuel tanks. Subsequently, the bomber ditched 0540 hrs in the North Sea, roughly 40 km off Dutch coast. The crew drifted for six days before their dinghy came ashore in the area of Zandvoort.
Flt Lt F Thompson RAAF (POW)
Flt T H B Taylor (POW)
Sgt J T Day (POW)
Sgt B Beecroft (POW)
Sgt F Smith (POW)
Sgt L C Titterton (POW)
Sgt H N Guymer RNZAF (POW)

Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 103.

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
02-May-2016 19:41 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Nov-2018 20:21 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
26-Jul-2019 17:47 TigerTimon Updated [Location, Source]

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