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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202868
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Date:26-APR-1942
Time:01:05 LT
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:15 Squadron Royal Air Force (15 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W7514
MSN: LS-B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kravlund, Tinglev, Syddanmark -   Denmark
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wyton
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 21:50 hrs for an operation against Rostock in Germany.

The aircraft was shot down by Hauptmann GŁnther Radusch of the Stab II./NJG 3 based at Schleswig airfield in Germany; crashed at Kravlund 3km SW of Tinglev Denmark.
Sgt East was killed during the attack. Sgt Surridge was was mortally wounded died on 28 April 1942. Sgt Stephen died in captivity 29 July 1944 (struck by lightning):

66514 Fg Off J E M Conran - Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 766.
108992 Fg Off A B Bateman - Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 39647.
944044 Sgt Raymond Thomas - Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery Poland 6. A. 6.
108047 Plt Off A H H Young - Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 217.
1376704 Sgt Gordon Herbert Surridge - Aabenraa Cemetery Denmark Allied Military Plot. Row 1. Coll. grave 11.
1311318 Sgt David John East - Aabenraa Cemetery Denmark Allied Military Plot. Row 1. Coll. grave 11.
Wireless Operator Sgt Ronald R. Lawson - prisoner of war
Sgt Ronald A.J. Skinner - prisoner of war

Sources:

http://www.flensted.eu.com/194211.shtml
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Dec-2017 14:24 Red Dragon Added
06-Nov-2018 20:52 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
22-May-2021 09:49 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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