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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53550
Last updated: 10 January 2021
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Date:29-APR-1942
Time:04:35
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:18 Squadron Royal Air Force (18 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z7436
C/n / msn: WV-T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Zuidvaartpolder between Goes and Wolphaartsdijk; Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:35 hrs for an operation to the Langerbrugge power station at Gent, Belgium & failed to return; crashed under unknown circumstances.
The aircraft was claimed shot down by night fighter pilot Major Karl Theodor Hülshoff of the Stab/NJG 2, who was flying a Ju 88 C-6 from Gilze-Rijen airfield. His claim however, was not acknowledged (credited) by the OKL/RLM.
The crew all rest at Vlissingen cemetery:

Pilot: 47175 Plt Off Richard Middleton Owen - Flushing(Vlissingen)Cemetery Row B. Joint grave 24.
Observer: 109510 Plt Off Lawrence Andrew Coventry - Flushing(Vlissingen)Cemetery Row B. Joint grave 24.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:13600303 Sgt Douglas Llewellyn Hughes - Flushing(Vlissingen)Cemetery Row B. Grave 23.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1496&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Google Maps
CWGC


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
28-Apr-2017 12:56 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Dec-2017 20:32 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
29-Dec-2017 18:04 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
06-Jan-2018 13:29 XindelX Updated [Operator, Phase]
18-Apr-2020 17:49 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
18-Apr-2020 17:50 TigerTimon Updated [Phase]
20-Apr-2020 08:25 TigerTimon Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
20-Apr-2020 09:03 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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