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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52545
Last updated: 26 March 2021
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:156 Squadron Royal Air Force (156 Sqn RAF)
Registration: BJ600
C/n / msn: GT-C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Loozen hamlet, Overijssel -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Warboys
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 22:45 hrs local time for an operation to Bremen in Germany.

The aircraft was critically damaged by the night fighter crew of Unteroffizier Rudolf Frank & Unteroffizier Hans-Georg Schierholz of the 1./NJG 3, who were flying Dornier Do 217J D5+GH from Rheine airfield in Germany.
Note: also claimed by Major Hülshoff of Stab/NJG 2 and by heavy (schwere) Flak.
All six rest in the Gramsbergen cemetery:

Pilot / P/O. V.G. Brough 39082 RNzAF / grave 3 5-7
Second Pilot / Sgt. P.S. Hammond 1331531 RAF / grave 3 5-7
Navigator / Sgt. W.C. Massey 1031306 RAF / grave 3 8
Bomb Aimer / Sgt. J. Herring 1213839 RAF / grave 3 5-7
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner / Sgt. T.C. Dewar 988654 RAF / grave 3 9
Air Gunner / Sgt. W. Herbert 644481 RAF / grave 3 5-7


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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
13-Sep-2017 06:26 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Sep-2017 06:27 TigerTimon Updated [Location]
13-Sep-2017 06:27 TigerTimon Updated [Location]
13-Sep-2017 06:27 TigerTimon Updated [Location]
14-Sep-2017 16:04 Red Dragon Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2018 09:55 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
27-May-2020 14:18 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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