Accident Vickers Wellington Mk IC X9978,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53100
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Date:Wednesday 15 October 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:57 Sqn RAF
Registration: X9978
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Dijk road at Papenhoven, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell
Destination airport:RAF Feltwell
Took off from RAF Feltwell at 18:35 hrs for an operation to Köln in Germany.
The aircraft was coned by searchlights for 5 minutes and shot down by the night fighter crew of Feldwebel Meier & Feldwebel Wissmann of the 2./NJG 1, who were flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield; crashed 21:17 hrs at Papenhoven.
All were buried at Venlo, but since 1945 their bodies have been taken Jonkerbos War Cemetery in Gelderland:

Plt Off K J Miller RAAF (KIA)
Sgt N J Lewery (KIA)
Sgt D W Jennings (KIA)
Sgt E T Christie (KIA)
Sgt G W T Jackson (KIA)
Sgt B S Jones (KIA)


Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Google Maps
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 162.


Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
14-May-2016 09:50 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Nov-2018 19:16 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
07-Apr-2020 18:25 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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