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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201308
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Date:10-MAR-1942
Time:23:42 LT
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:149 (East India) Squadron Royal Air Force (149 (East India) Sqn RAF)
Registration: N6126
MSN: OJ-V
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nütterden (Kranenburg) - Materborn (Kleve); Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Mildenhall
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 20:00 hrs local time for an operation to Essen in Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Oberleutnant Reinhold Knacke & Unteroffizier Helmut Fischer of the 2./NJG 1, who had taken off from Venlo airfield in the Netherlands, in Bf 110 G9+MK.

Pilot: Plt Off Lloyd Wilson Bailey RAAF Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 21. A. 13.
2nd Pilot: Sgt Richard Wilson Hunt Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 21. A. 10.
Flight Engineer Sgt Thomas Edward Jordan Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 21. A. 14.
Observer: Sgt Gvvyn Russell Williams Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 21. A. 16.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sgt Terence Joseph Sherriff Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 21. A. 15.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: Sgt Shuthi Napoleon N.L.B. Smart Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 21. A. 12.
Air Gunner: Sgt Gwyn Barrington Daines Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 21. A. 11.
Air Gunner: Sgt D H Munro PoW Camp 344 Lamsdorf. PoW Number 24840.

Sources:

Bomber Command Losses 1942
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Google Maps
CWGC
RAF Prisoners of War


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Nov-2017 22:13 Red Dragon Added
29-Jun-2018 09:18 ehren69 Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
18-Oct-2018 13:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
18-Oct-2018 17:16 stehlík49 Updated [Operator, Destination airport]
14-Apr-2020 08:51 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
14-Apr-2020 08:53 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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