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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201802
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:28-MAR-1942
Time:23:40 LT
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:7 Sqn Royal Air Force (7 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R9305
MSN: MG-V
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Ahrensfelde, Ahrensburg, Schleswig-Holstein -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 19:59 hrs local time for an operation to Lübeck in Schleswig-Holstein.
The aircraft was coned by searchlights and hit by the 1. & 2./Reserve-Flak-Abteilung 647; crashed at Ahrensburg 22km NE of Hamburg. The crew were initially buried at Ahrensburg. Later they were re-interred at Hamburg Cemetery:

Pilot: 69494 Fg Off Raymond Lawrence Hayes - Hamburg Cemetery Joint grave 9A. B. 6-7
Pilot:104357 Plt Off David Robert Hart - Hamburg Cemetery Joint grave 9A. B. 6-7.
Flight Engineer: 570553 Sgt Charles Charles Nicholas Watkin Hamburg Cemetery 9A. B. 5.
Observer: 104341 Plt Off John Marr - Hamburg Cemetery 9A. B. 1.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1376304 Sgt Raymond Wyatt Page - Hamburg Cemetery 9A. B. 4.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1177512 Sgt Leslie Donald Sollars - Hamburg Cemetery 9A. B. 3.
Air Gunner: 902089 Sgt victor Arthur Lionel Ellis - Hamburg Cemetery 9A. B. 2.

Sources:

CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=R9305
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Nov-2017 14:07 Red Dragon Added
25-Nov-2017 14:08 Red Dragon Updated [Narrative]
12-Nov-2018 16:48 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
16-Apr-2020 12:51 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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