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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 170521
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Date:08-SEP-1941
Time:night
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:7 Sqn Royal Air Force (7 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N6046
MSN: MG-Y
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Polsum, Marl, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:RAF Oakington
Narrative:
Shot down by German Luftwaffe during a bombing raid on Berlin, Germany.
The entire crew savely bailed out.
Mission : Berlin. Took off from RAF Oakington at 20:01 hrs.
At 00:32 hrs, north of Berlin and flying at 2,000 feet, the aircraft was shot up by the night fighter crew of Leutnant Altendorf & Unteroffizier Arndt of the 2./NJG 3 (flying a Bf 110). On the return flight it was hit by Flak and succesfully vacated by the crew:

Sgt A Yardley (POW)
Flt Lt C M Hall RAAF (POW)
Sgt D Owens (POW)
Sgt J H Boulton (POW)
Sgt J M Sutton (POW)
Sgt L E J Davenport (POW)
Sgt A Speakman (POW)

Sources:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2795795/man-obsessed-raf-grandfather-s-ww2-bomber-crash-german-forest-discovers-wrecked-plane-painstaking-research.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 139.
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Oct-2014 17:09 gerard57 Added
08-May-2016 16:27 Red Dragon Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2018 16:44 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
21-May-2021 19:26 TigerTimon Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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