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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52619
Last updated: 13 April 2021
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Date:12-AUG-1942
Time:03:30
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:156 Squadron Royal Air Force (156 Sqn RAF)
Registration: BJ603
C/n / msn: GT-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Leeuweriksbos woods near Lierop, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Alconbury
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:39 hrs local time for an operation to Mainz in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Feldwebel Walter Spille of the 3./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield.
All five crew members rest in the Eindhoven (Woensel) general cemetery:

Pilot / P/O. C.F. Taylor 126549 RAF / grave JJ 107-110
Observer / F/Sgt. R.W. Moss 924139 RAF / grave JJ 106
Observer / Sgt. W.R. Morris 1430877 RAF / grave JJ 107-110
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner / Sgt. D.E. Murray 778149 RAF / grave JJ 107-110 from South Africa
Air Gunner / Sgt. J.A. Pearl 548246 RAF / grave JJ 107-110

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1771&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
Google Maps

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
16-Aug-2017 21:30 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2018 09:53 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
15-May-2020 18:37 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
15-May-2020 19:39 TigerTimon Updated [Embed code]

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