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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195674
Last updated: 16 May 2020
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Date:27-MAY-1942
Time:10:51
Type:Westland Whirlwind Mk I
Owner/operator:137 Squadron Royal Air Force (137 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P7122
C/n / msn: SF-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Velsen (in Noordzeekanaal channel near the ferry), Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Matlaske, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Matlaske
Narrative:
The aircraft (a presentation aircraft named ' Bellows Argentina no 7') took off at 0940 for an offensive patrol but was hit by light Flak from the 3./leichte Flak-Abteilung 764 (o) and ended up in the Noordzeekanaal channel.

19-year-old Flight Sergeant J.R. Brennan did not survive and rests at Bergen cemetery; grave 1 C 3.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1521&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2619789/brennan,-john-robert/
137 Squadron ORB (Form 540)
Paul Doyle personal files


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-May-2017 08:26 TigerTimon Added
25-Apr-2018 16:40 paddy Updated [Total fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 17:23 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
20-Apr-2020 14:40 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
20-Apr-2020 14:41 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
20-Apr-2020 14:42 TigerTimon Updated [Location]

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