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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53808
Last updated: 18 December 2020
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Date:30-AUG-1940
Time:23:24
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:214 Squadron Royal Air Force (214 Sqn RAF)
Registration: T2559
C/n / msn: BU-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Halle, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Stradishall
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Operation - Berlin.
Over the Netherlands, shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Werner Streib of the 2./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Anholt airfield, Germany. This was the first ground-radar tracked victim at night.

The crew of six perished in the crash.
Sgt. G.H. Bainbridge,
F/O L.M. Cragie-Halkett,
P/O W.B.S. Cunynghame,
Sgt. S.J. Haldane,
Sgt. G.E. Merryweather
Sgt. A.B. Puzey
R.I.P.
The deceased are all buried at Halle Cemetery, the Netherlands.
Claimed by Oblt Werner Streib 2./NJG1 - near Halle (Gelderland) 9km ENE Doetinchem at 23:24

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one
http://www.crashmuseum.nl/fotos.html
Bomber Command Losses of the Second World war 1940 W R Chorley.
Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1 Dr Theo E W Boiten.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
13-Oct-2014 22:49 gerard57 Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
19-Oct-2014 07:05 INV Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
18-Sep-2017 20:13 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Dec-2017 16:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport]
04-Oct-2018 14:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
31-Jul-2019 06:44 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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