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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202616
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Date:16-APR-1942
Time:04:50
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:149 (East India) Squadron Royal Air Force (149 (East India) Sqn RAF)
Registration: N6068
MSN: OJ-T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Snaaskerke, Gistel; West-Vlaanderen -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lakenheath
Destination airport:Dortmund, Germany
Narrative:
Hit by flak from Stene airfield near Ostende. The aircraft crashed 3km S of Ostende , between Snaaskerke and Zandvoorde.
Crew
Pilot:119347 Plt Off Max Lightfoot Field - Oostende Communal Cemetery Plot 9. Row 4. Joint grave.
Pilot: 41887 Plt Off Alexander Leslie Ellis - Oostende Communal Cemetery Plot 9. Row 4. Grave 26.
Flight Engineer: 548297 Sgt Eric Austin Kirk - Oostende Communal Cemetery Plot 9. Row 4. Grave 21.
Observer: 927161 Sgt Peter Sydney Brunsdon - Oostende Communal Cemetery Plot 9. Row 4. Joint grave
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 931774 Sgt Charles Moynes - Oostende Communal Cemetery Plot 9. Row 4. Joint grave
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1380948 Sgt Gilbert Victor Phillips - Oostende Communal Cemetery Plot 9. Row 4. Grave 24.
Air Gunner: 967594 Sgt Stanley Briggs - Oostende Communal Cemetery Plot 9. Row 4. Grave 20.
Air Gunner: 986794 Sgt Norman Charles Hutson - Oostende Communal Cemetery Plot 9. Row 4. Joint grave 27-28.

Sources:

Bomber Command Losses 1942
CWGC
https://luchtvaartgeschiedenis.be/content/stirling-bij-snaaskerke
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Dec-2017 20:56 Red Dragon Added
18-Oct-2018 13:33 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
18-Apr-2020 09:54 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source]

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