Accident Vickers Wellington Mk IC R1644,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53341
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Date:Friday 27 June 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:150 Sqn RAF
Registration: R1644
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Maas river, Grubbenvorst, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Newton
Destination airport:RAF Newton
Mission-Düsseldorf. Took off from RAF Newton vat 2305 hrs. Hit by flak and crashed 0400 hrs at Grubbenvorst (Limburg), on the west bank of the Maas, 6 km NNW of Venlo, Holland. All are laid to rest in Venlo Military Cemetery, but since the ending of hostilities, their remains have been taken to Jonkerbos War Cemetery.
Hit by flak 2 Res Flak Abt 401. 1-3 Res Flak Abt 447 & 3 Res Flak Abt 646. Crashed Grubbenvorst near Venlo at 04:00.
Plt Off J W Sievers DFC (KIA)
Plt Off C R C Herbert (KIA)
Plt Off A G St J Ross (KIA)
Sgt W J Grieve (KIA)
Sgt H G Burgess (KIA)
Sgt F J Hart RCAF (KIA)

Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 75.
Nachtjagd Combat Archives
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History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
22 July 1942 X3590 150 Sqn RAF 2 Belkmerweg 27, Burgerbrug, Noord-Holland w/o

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
24-Apr-2016 17:14 Anon. Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2018 08:24 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
09-Nov-2018 13:27 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
24-Jun-2019 18:01 TigerTimon Updated [Location, Source]
17-Jun-2022 01:21 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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