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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52867
Last updated: 5 December 2020
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Time:00:56 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:9 Sqn Royal Air Force (9 Sqn RAF)
Registration: BJ674
C/n / msn: WS-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Vierlingsbeek, on the west bank of the Maas river; Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Honington, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 23:37 hrs for participation in the first 1000 bomber raid with target Köln, Germany.
The aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Hauptmann Werner Streib & Feldwebel Walter Ruscher of the Stab I./NJG 1, who were flying a Lichtenstein-equipped Bf 110 from Venlo airfield.
The crew all rest at Eindhoven:

Pilot / F/Lt. M.R. Hodges 100638 RAF / grave JJ 64
Observer / F/Sgt. T.J. Hartnett R/75667 RCAF / grave JJ 62
Wireless Operator / F/Sgt. T.E. Newby 759096 RAF / grave JJ 65
Front Gunner / F/Sgt. C.N.D. Stewart 800061 RauxAF / grave JJ 66
Rear Gunner / Sgt. H.L. Jones 874526 RauxAF / grave JJ 63


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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
30-May-2017 09:01 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2018 15:01 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
21-Apr-2020 07:27 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Apr-2020 14:03 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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