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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235445
Last updated: 11 April 2021
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Date:02-JUN-1942
Time:00:46 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
Owner/operator:18 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (18 OTU RAF)
Registration: HF891
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Bracht, Brüggen, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:43 hrs for participation in the second 1000 bomber raid; this time the target being Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Hauptmann Werner Streib & Oberfeldwebel Walter Ruscher of the Stab I./NJG 1, who were flying a Lichtenstein-equipped Bf 110 from Venlo airfield in the Netherlands.

The crew consisted of:

Pilot - Flight Lieutenant William Lang Tweedie - Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Navigator/Observer - Warrant Officer James Arthur Nutt - Royal Air Force
Flying Officer K. M. Eustachiewicz- Polish Air Force
Wireless Op/ Air Gunner - Sergeant Richard Arnold Brown - Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Sergeant S. Straigis - Polish Air Force

The crew are buried in the Rheinberg War Cemetery.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=HF891
http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/00895.php
Google Maps


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