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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53373
Last updated: 31 January 2020
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:40 Sqn RAF
Registration: R1464
C/n / msn: BL-L
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Meerlo - Maasbree, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Alconbury
Destination airport:RAF Alconbury
Mission-Düsseldorf. Took off from RAF Alconbury at 23:40 hrs. The aircraft was coned by searchlights, hit by night fighter pilot Leutnant Kurt Loos of the 2./NJG 1 (who was flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield) and crashed 0132 hrs at Meerlo (Limburg) 16 km NNW of Venlo, Holland, where the crew the crew were first buried. Since 1945, their remains have been taken to Jonkerbos War Cemetery:

Pilot - Plt Off R F Payne +
Co-pilot - Sgt M S Soames +
Observer - Plt Off L J Moore +
Wireless operator - Sgt N S Wilson +
Air gunner - Sgt G L Tompson +
Air gunner - Sgt E W Tyler +


Royal Air force Bomber Command losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 63.
ORB 40 Sqdn RAF
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
11-Apr-2016 18:35 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Jan-2018 17:45 XindelX Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
10-Jun-2019 07:51 TigerTimon Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
10-Jun-2019 16:21 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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