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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53866
Last updated: 9 June 2020
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Date:25-JUL-1940
Time:23:45 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:75 (NZ) Squadron Royal Air Force (75 (NZ) Sqn RAF)
Registration: R3235
C/n / msn: AA-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:IJsselmeer lake 1 km east of Uitdam, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Took off from Feltwell, Norfolk. Target; Kassel marshalling yards. Failed To Return. On the return flight, hit by Flak and ditched.
All six crew KI:
Flying Officer W.H.Coleman DFC RNZAF (pilot)
Pilot Officer F.T.Poole
Sergeant N.W.Brown DFC
Sergeant J.Dowds
Sergeant W.E.Nevill
Sergeant W.D.F.Annan RNZAF

The corpse of navigator Norman Wilson Brown was caught in the net of fishingboat VD 46 on 5th or 6th of August 1940 near the island of Marken. Skipper Jan Kes brought the corpse to the harbour of the Dutch fishing village of Volendam, 20 kilometers from Amsterdam. Grave of Norman Brown on New Eastern Cemetery, plot 69A, number 25 in Amsterdam.

Sources:

1. http://www.nimh.nl/nl/images/1940%20sec_tcm5-7281.pdf
2. http://adf-serials.com.au/nz-serials/nzwellington.htm
3. http://lostaircraft.com/database.php?lang=en&mode=viewentry&e=12442
4. http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?108971-No-75-(NZ)-Squadron-Vickers-Wellingtons
5. Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one
6. https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T0755&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
19-May-2014 19:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Oct-2014 07:04 Oezil Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
30-Sep-2015 14:33 sandman56 Updated [Narrative]
19-Sep-2016 16:34 Anon. Updated [Embed code]
19-Sep-2016 16:52 Anon. Updated [Embed code]
19-Sep-2016 17:11 Anon. Updated [Embed code]
20-Sep-2016 18:52 Anon. Updated [Embed code]
20-Sep-2016 18:54 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
27-Oct-2018 19:29 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
23-Jul-2019 14:57 TigerTimon Updated [Date, Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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