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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53287
Last updated: 19 August 2020
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Time:03:27 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:40 Squadron Royal Air Force (40 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X9630
C/n / msn: BL-J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Waddenzee (Wadden Sea) near the centre of the Afsluitdijk -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Alconbury, Huntingdon
Destination airport:RAF Alconbury
Mission-Hamburg. Took off from RAF Alconbury at 2320 hrs. On return, shot down by night fighter pilot Oberfeldwebel Paul Gildner of the 4./NJG 1, who was flying Do 215 B-5 G9+NM from Leeuwarden airfield. Three bodies were recovered and buried in Den Burg General Cemetery, while the names of Sgt Johnson and Sgt Platt RCAF can be seen on the panels of the Runnymede Memorial. Claim by Ofw Paul Gildner 4/NJG1 - IJsselmeer off Tacozijl - 4,000m at 03:27.
Sgt A W P Bird RNZAF (KIA)
Sgt B F T Johnson (KIA)
Plt Off J R Jamieson RCAF (POW)
Sgt L J Harrison (KIA)
Sgt B Hassall (KIA)
Sgt O I S Platt RCAF (KIA)


Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World war 1941 Page 93.

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
01-May-2016 18:06 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Nov-2018 12:48 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
26-Nov-2018 20:16 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
25-Jul-2019 10:13 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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