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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52543
Last updated: 11 April 2021
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
Owner/operator:21 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (21 OTU RAF)
Registration: HE116
C/n / msn: SJ-B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea northwest of Terschelling island -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Edgehill
Destination airport:Operation - Bremen, Germany
Took off from RAF Edgehill at 23:40.
Claim by Hptm Helmut Lent Stab II/NJG2 - Sea 10km North West of Terschelling: 3,000m at 05:02.
Sgt Stay was found after drifting ashore on 17 October 1942 and he was laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery in Esbjerg.
It is not known where Flt Sgt Pederson and Sgt Plowright bodies came ashore.
Pilot: J/10250 Plt Off Michael Holub RCAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 100.
Pilot: 1191244 Sgt Bernard Leslie Hancock - Runnymede Memorial Panel 84.
Observer: R/98793 Flt Sgt Walter Carl Pedersen RCAF - Terschelling (West-Terschelling) General Cemetery Grave 67.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1381571 Sgt Stanley Davies - Runnymede Memorial Panel 81.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 622703 Sgt Robert Stewart Crichton Plowright - Schiermonnikoog
(Vredenhof) Cemetery Grave 87.
Air Gunner: 1318706 Sgt Richard Francis Stay - Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery Plot AIII Row 9 Grave 22.


- Air Britain: RAF Aircraft HA100 - HZ999, published 1989

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
30-Dec-2011 07:52 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]
13-Sep-2017 14:32 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Sep-2017 14:32 TigerTimon Updated [Damage]
07-Aug-2019 19:23 Anon. Updated [Cn, Location, Narrative]
27-May-2020 14:38 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source]

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