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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53598
Last updated: 2 September 2020
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Time:23:01 LT
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:106 Squadron Royal Air Force (106 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3148
C/n / msn: ZN-E
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ittervoort, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire
Handley Page Hampden Mk.I X3148 (ZN-E) of 106 Squadron, RAF. Lost on combat operations on night of 10-11/4/1941.
Took off from RAF Coningsby at 20:00 hours on 10/4/1941. Target: Düsseldorf. Over the Netherlands, it was coned by searchlights and shot down by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Werner Streib of the Stab I./NJG 1 (flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield) and crashed at 23:01 LT at Ittervoort, municipality of Leudal, Limburg, 12 km South East of Weert, Holland, at approximate co ordinates 51°10′15″N 5°49′20″E. Three of the four crew were killed:

Pilot: Sgt.R.J. West, RAF - Survived, captured, taken as POW
Co-Pilot: Sgt. John Spencer (745618) RAF
WOp/AG: Sgt. Eric James Butler (759258) RAF
WOp/AG: Sgt. John Thompson Wright (817188) Royal Aux AF

Those who died rest Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands (Grave 16 rows F1-F3).


1. W.R. Chorley: Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses in the Second World War 1941 page 40
9. Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
04-Apr-2016 07:12 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2017 07:29 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
24-Jul-2018 17:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 12:58 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
08-Apr-2019 08:09 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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