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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52610
Last updated: 21 November 2020
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:101 Squadron Royal Air Force (101 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3654
C/n / msn: SR-K
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Kimswerd, Friesland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Stradishall
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 21:45 hrs local time for an operation to Osnabrück in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Ludwig Becker of the 6./NJG 2, who had taken off from Leeuwarden airfield.
All six rest in the Kimswerd cemetery:

Pilot / P/O. E.H. Brown J/15685 RCAF / grave 34 5
Second Pilot / Sgt. E.S. Thomas 1312704 RAF / grave 34 1
Observer / F/Sgt. T. McBride 58174 RCAF / grave 34 3
Wireless Operator / Sgt. W.J. Justice 1280784 RAF / grave 34 4
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner / F/Sgt. D.H. Methven 967928 RAF / grave 34 6
Air Gunner / Sgt. J. Skipsey 10141853 RAF / grave 34 2

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
17-Aug-2017 14:18 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Oct-2018 05:34 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
18-May-2020 09:34 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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