Accident Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V Z6470,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53402
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Date:Thursday 27 March 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic whtl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V
Owner/operator:78 Sqn RAF
Registration: Z6470
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sevenum, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Dishforth, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
The crew were briefed to attack Dusseldorf. The ATD of the aircraft from RAF Dishforth, Yorkshire was 1929

Z6470/EY-G was last heard on the W/T at 2137. It was coned by searchlights and shot down by night fighter pilot Oberfeldwebel Gerhard Herzog of the 3./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Eindhoven airfield.

Pilot P/O K.F. Seager +
2nd Pilot Sgt A.K. Mills +
Observer Sub/Lt (A) P.J. Hoad MiD RN +
Wireless Operator Sgt E.A.F. Grunsell MiD +
Rear Gunner Sgt J. Mitchell +

All are buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one
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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
18-Oct-2013 19:43 Anon. Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Mar-2019 20:41 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Mar-2019 20:55 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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