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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53110
Last updated: 6 May 2021
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Time:22:20 LT
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk I
Owner/operator:76 Squadron Royal Air Force (76 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L9561
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Wons, Friesland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Middleton St. George, County Durham
Destination airport:
Handley Page Halifax Mk I serial number L9561 coded MP-H, of No. 76 Squadron. The plane took off at 19:45 hrs from Middleton St George to bomb Bremen. Shot down by the night fighter (Lt Leopold Fellerer, 4./NJG 1) and crashed 22:20 hrs near Wons (Friesland), 10 km South of Harlingen. One crew member killed, all the other eight crew members survived and were captured. Crew were:

Flight Sergeant E.B. MUTTART RCAF (KIA)
P/O N.F. Trayler
Sgt David Cotsell (captured near Leewarden according to his PoW questionnaire, WO 344 series at Kew)
Sgt L.A. Roberts
Sgt R.W.F. Alexander
Sgt W.H. Hunt
Sgt G.H. Patterson
Sgt J.W. Duffield

Flight Sergeant E.B. MUTTART RCAF, is buried in the General Cemetery at Harlingen. The rest of the crew was able to bail out and survived, but ended up in POW camps.




Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
31-Aug-2014 11:23 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
05-Mar-2017 23:41 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Mar-2017 23:45 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Embed code]
05-Mar-2017 23:48 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
05-Mar-2017 23:49 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time]
23-Dec-2017 18:51 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator]
28-Apr-2019 11:04 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
07-Apr-2020 15:42 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source]
07-Apr-2020 20:27 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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