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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53552
Last updated: 3 November 2020
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Date:28-APR-1942
Time:01:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DB-7B Boston Mk III
Owner/operator:418 (City of Edmonton) Sqn RCAF
Registration: Z2240
C/n / msn: TH-T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Noordlangeweg - Westmiddelweg roads; Willemstad, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Gravesend, Kent
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Operation / intruder - Gilze-Rijen airfield.
The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberfeldwebel Heinz Strüning of the 7./NJG 2, who was flying a Ju 88 C-6 from Fliegerhorst Gilze-Rijen.
Two of the crew rest at Bergen op Zoom war cemetery:

Pilot F/O. R.J. Askwith C/1611 RCAF / grave 27 A 5
Observer P/O. R.W. Mapes RCAF / prisoner of war
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner F/Sgt. G.J. Hardy R/77323 RCAF / grave 27 A 4

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1495&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
26-Apr-2017 08:43 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Apr-2017 08:43 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
26-Apr-2017 08:44 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type]
26-Apr-2017 08:45 TigerTimon Updated [Operator]
25-Jan-2018 07:41 XindelX Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
18-Apr-2020 17:41 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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