Accident Vickers Wellington Mk X HE203,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51814
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Date:Sunday 30 May 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Wellington Mk X
Owner/operator:431 (Iroquois) Sqn RCAF
Registration: HE203
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Heer, SE of Maastricht, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Burn, UK
Destination airport:
Crashed during raid on Barmen-Wuppertal. Wellington HE203 was shot down by night fighter ace Oberleutnant Eckart-Wilhelm von Bonin of the 6./NJG1 (his 14th confirmed victory). Also claimed by Flak of the 1./schwere Flak-Abteilung 514.

Takeoff time: 23:10
Pilot: Fl/Sgt. Arthur Holdsworth Smith NZ/415204 RNZAF Age 32. Killed. Obs: Sgt. James Henry Bloxwich 1432654 RAFVR Age 20. Killed. Air/Bmr: Fl/Sgt. Alan Spence 1076957 RAFVR Age ? Killed W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Benjamin King 1376608 RAFVR Age 29. Killed. Air/Gnr: Sgt. Martin Levi Buxton 1199580 RAFVR Age 25. Killed


Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 Part One
- Air Britain: RAF Aircraft HA100 - HZ999, published 1989


Aircrew Remembered research - happy to share information.

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
30-Dec-2011 07:24 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Oct-2016 06:36 pietrzak Updated [Cn, Location, Country, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Photo, ]
29-May-2018 19:55 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
29-May-2018 19:59 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
14-Oct-2018 16:10 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
22-Jun-2022 16:39 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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