ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53419
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Narrative:At 19:11 hrs local time, the Vickers Wellington Ic, R1326, 'HA-G' of 218 (Gold Coast) squadron RAF took off for a mission to Bremen in Germany from RAF Marham, Norfolk. Target is the Focke-Wulf works.
|Date:||Wednesday 12 March 1941|
Vickers Wellington Mk IC
|Owner/operator:||218 (Gold Coast) Sqn RAF|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Gouwe Sloot ditch near Opperdoes, Noord-Holland -
|Departure airport:||RAF Marham, Norfolk (KNF/EGYM)|
Wellington Mk Ic HA-G R1326 was shot down by Feldwebel Hans Rasper of the 4./NJG 1 (who was flying Bf 110D G9+HR from Bergen airfield) at 21.46hrs, the aircraft crashed into the river at Gouwe Sloot near Opperdoes. The crew were initially buried in the New General Cemetery Opperdoes. The crash site was investigated and items removed by the Dutch Air Force in September 1972.Of the six crew, the four killed named as
Sgt. W.J. Chamberlain,
Sgt. J.H. Collopty,
Sgt. E.J. Coult
F/O W.P. Crosse.
The other two crew members bailed out and were taken prisoner of war.
7. Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one
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||218 (Gold Coast) Sqn RAF
||'Leukeshoeve' farm, Roggel, Limburg
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