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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236523
Last updated: 11 April 2021
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Date:14-SEP-1942
Time:23:48 claim
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk II
Owner/operator:12 Squadron Royal Air Force (12 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z8505
C/n / msn: PH-F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:North Sea off Texel island -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 20:03 hrs local time for an operation to Wilhelmshaven in Germany.
Homeward-bound and at 3700 metres, the aircraft was attacked by night fighter pilot Unteroffizier Heinz Vinke of the 5./NJG 2, who was patrolling in GCI-box 'Salzhering'.

All five are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=Z8505


Revision history:

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29-May-2020 11:06 TigerTimon Added

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