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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51728
Last updated: 9 August 2019
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Date:23-JUN-1943
Time:02:01
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:78 Squadron Royal Air Force (78 Sqn RAF)
Registration: JB855
C/n / msn: EY-H
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Beugt, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Breighton
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shot down by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Wilhelm Herget of the Stab I./NJG 4 (detached to 3./NJG 1), flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Venlo airfield.
Five crew members died. They are buried at Woensel Cemetery, the Netherlands.

Takeoff time: 23:03
Crew:
Pilot F/Lt. L.H. Knight 128902 RAF Eindhoven EE 16
Co-Pilot Sgt. G.W.H. Duffee 1384785 RAF Survived evader; reached Spain 27 Sep 43
Flight engineer Sgt. F.C. Simons 1380680 RAF Eindhoven EE 17 Dow 28 Jun 43
Navigator P/O. H.J. Standfast 133466 RAF Survived POW
Bomb aimer F/O. R.D. Caldecourt 131954 RAF Eindhoven EE 14
Wireless op F/O. S.A.C. Cutler 133560 RAF Eindhoven EE 13
Air gunner Sgt. F.J.R. Bain 1347034 RAF Eindhoven EE 15
Air gunner Sgt. J. Lee 1603525 RAF Survived POW

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 part one
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T2547&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
https://www.bhic.nl/ontdekken/verhalen/neergestorte-vliegtuigen-in-veghel-1940-1945
http://aircrewremembered.com/tipler-ernest.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
08-Jul-2015 14:47 gerard57 Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2015 18:38 Heil Updated [Operator]
23-Jun-2018 08:26 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Nov-2018 06:20 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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