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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71689
Last updated: 21 April 2019
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Date:27-MAY-1944
Time:01:21
Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk IV
Owner/operator:692 (Fellowship of the Bellows) Squadron Royal Air Force (692 (Fellowship of the Bellows) Sqn RAF)
Registration: DZ649
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:in the vicinity of Heinerscheid and Hupperdange. -   Luxembourg
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Graveley, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During the night of 26-27 May 1944, the RAF Bomber Command flew no big raid but only minor operations: three small raids by 30 Mosquitoes to Ludwigshafen, 11 to railway yards at Aachen and 8 to Lison, 7 Serrate patrols, and 42 aircraft minelaying off Dutch, Belgian and French coasts. Two Mosquitoes did not return from Ludwigshafen, and their crew were killed.
One of them was the Mosquito DZ694. It crashed in the early hours of the 27th in the vicinity of Heinerscheid and Hupperdange, two small villages in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, some 35 km NNW of Diekirch. It had been shot down by an He 219 of 3./NJG 1 flown by Fw Alfred Rauer, who claimed a Mosquito shot down at 01:21 hrs at 7200 m over Werl area as his 5th victory.
Crew: 
F/O (J/15874) Thomas Campbell McGOWAN (pilot) RCAF - Killed 
F/Lt (49100) Cyril Samuel BRADFORD (nav.) RAF - Killed

Sources:

"RAF Bomber Command losses, vol 5. Aircraft and Crews Losses 1944", by W R Chorley, ISBN 0-904597-91-1
http://www.kagero.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=184:heinkel-he-219-uhu&catid=95:aviation-of-ww2&Itemid=688&limitstart=2
“Lufwaffe Night Fighter Combat Claims 1939-1945”, by John Foreman, Johannes Matthews and Simon Parry. ISBN 0-9538061-4-6
"The Bomber Command War Diaries", by Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt, ISBN 1-85780-033-8
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2259025
http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=37313
http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH98%20prodn%20list.txt
ORB 692 Sqdn RAF


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jan-2010 01:01 NePa Added
05-Jun-2013 06:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Jul-2014 14:18 Paix Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Aug-2015 18:48 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
22-Sep-2017 14:01 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
04-Feb-2019 21:05 Nepa Updated [Location, Phase, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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