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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 171490
Last updated: 17 March 2021
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:57 Squadron Royal Air Force (57 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z1565
C/n / msn: DX-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Between Wasserlos and Hörstein, south of Alzenau -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell
Destination airport:
Shot down by German Luftwaffe during a bombing raid on Hanau, Germany. Those who died were intially buried at Hanau. After the Second World War, the deceased were reburied at Dürnbach War Cemetery.

Pilot: 404936 Sgt William John Patterson - Dürnbach War Cemetery 5. D. 26.
Pilot: R/54303 Flt Sgt Arthur Allen Bussell RCAF -Durnbach War Cemetery 5. D. 24.
Observer: 1053676 Sgt Robert Cecil Roberts - Dürnbach War Cemetery 5. D. 27.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: R/64633 Flt Sgt William Mann Fraser RCAF - Dürnbach War Cemetery 5. D. 25.
Air Gunner: 1205877 Sgt Francis Henry Miller - Dürnbach War Cemetery 5. D. 28
Air Gunner: 751040 Sgt A Lees PoW Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria PoW Number 24820.

RAF Prisoners of War
bomber Command Losses 1942
"and in the morning" 57 Squadron Royal Air Force - Barry Hope. ISBN-13: 978-1-911255-11-6

Revision history:

22-Nov-2014 16:00 gerard57 Added
12-Feb-2015 13:52 Gagarin Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
27-Nov-2017 16:34 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Nov-2018 19:19 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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