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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53542
Last updated: 28 May 2020
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Date:06-MAY-1942
Time:night
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:150 Squadron Royal Air Force (150 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3407
C/n / msn: JN-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea off the Dutch coast -   Netherlands
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Snaith
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:25 hrs for an operation to Stuttgart in Germany & failed to return. Four crew members are missing in action:

Pilot:1056285 Sgt Ronald Sample Bell - Texel (Den Burg) General Cemetery Plot K Row 6 Grave 121.
2nd Pilot:1375238 Stanley Harry Heslop - Bergen General Cemetery Plot 1. Row B. Grave 5.
Navigator:R/76971 Sgt Erlyn Everard Kirby RCAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 105
Bomb Aimer:1060247 Sgt Robert Watson Stewart - Runnymede Memorial Panel 94
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1313271 Sgt Percy Walter Wrighting - Runnymede Memorial Panel 97.
Air Gunner:1060557 Sgt William Gordon Kennerley - Runnymede Memorial Panel 87.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1500&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942.
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/bell-ronald.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
04-May-2017 15:08 TigerTimon Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
20-Dec-2017 15:29 Red Dragon Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
20-Dec-2017 15:31 Red Dragon Updated [Source, Narrative]
31-Oct-2018 14:04 Nepa Updated [Operator, Phase, Destination airport, Operator]
20-Apr-2020 09:27 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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