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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202488
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Date:14-APR-1942
Time:01:09 claim
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:15 Squadron Royal Air Force (15 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W7519
MSN: LS-O
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Missing - North Sea -
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wyton
Destination airport:Gardening - Wangerooge
Narrative:
Gardening-Wangerooge.
The aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Hauptmann Schütze & Feldwebel Hagmeier of the 4./NJG 2, who had taken off from Wittmund airfield (Niedersachsen, Germany) at 23:09 hrs, in a Bf 110 C-4.
Claim - Stirling - North Sea - 01:09
All eight crew members are missing in action:

40922 Plt Off Ronald Victor Neal McKay RNZAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 116
404030 Flt Sgt Robert Henry Higgins RNZAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 117.
568554 Sgt Walter Cobell - Runnymede Memorial Panel 80.
1280312 Sgt John Patterson Smith Worling - Runnymede Memorial Panel 97.
1285720 Sgt Harry Humm - Runnymede Memorial Panel 86.
931535 Sgt Ronald David Steer - Runnymede Memorial Panel 94
952527 Sgt Harry George Kingston - Runnymede Memorial Panel 87.
97866 Captain John Cecil Noel Royal Artillery - Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial Surrey Panel 2. Column 2.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
CWGC.
Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Dec-2017 23:55 Red Dragon Added
03-Dec-2017 23:55 Red Dragon Updated [Source]
06-Nov-2018 20:50 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
02-May-2019 06:56 Anon. Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
22-May-2021 09:28 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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