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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53388
Last updated: 28 November 2019
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Date:17-MAY-1941
Time:02:34
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V
Owner/operator:78 Squadron Royal Air Force (78 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z6493
C/n / msn: EY-V
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sevenum, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Middleton St George, County Durham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The crew were briefed to attack Köln, Germany. Takeoff at 22:43 local time.

Z6493/EY-V was coned by searchlights, intercepted and shot down by night fighter pilot Unteroffizier Eberhard Pross of the 3./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 D-3 from Venlo airfield.
The Messerschmitt was badly damaged in return fire however, its pilot being killed in a crash-landing at Venlo airfield.

The crew are all buried at the Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, the Netherlands:

Pilot P/O J.T.A. Garrould +
2nd Pilot Sgt R.S.L. Keymer +
Observer F/S R.J. Garnish +
Wireless Operator Sgt E. Oakes +
Rear Gunner F/S A.P. Smith +

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1035&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one
Nobody Unprepared - History of 78 Sqn Vernon Holland
4 Group Bomber Command - Chris Ward
Chorley's BCL


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
18-Oct-2013 19:43 Anon. Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-May-2019 06:53 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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