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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53331
Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Time:02:33 LT
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V
Owner/operator:102 (Ceylon) Squadron Royal Air Force (102 (Ceylon) Sqn RAF)
Registration: P5014
C/n / msn: DY-J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Asten - Someren, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Topcliffe
Destination airport:RAF Topcliffe
Mission-Essen. Took off from RAF Topcliffe at 2306 hrs. Over the Netherlands, coned by searchlights and shot down by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Werner Streib of the Stab I./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield. Sgt Gibson is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.
Sgt D F Gibson (KIA)
Sgt B A Cotton (POW)
Sgt A Larkin (POW)
Sgt W K H Bowden (POW)
Sgt N W Davies (POW)

Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 81.
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
24-Apr-2016 17:44 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Oct-2018 17:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
02-Jul-2019 07:53 TigerTimon Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
02-Jul-2019 07:54 TigerTimon Updated [Time]

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