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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202881
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Date:27-APR-1942
Time:02:02 LT
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:149 (East India) Squadron Royal Air Force (149 (East India) Sqn RAF)
Registration: W7512
MSN: OJ-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Landschulheim at Schönhagen (Brodersby), Schleswig-Holstein -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lakenheath
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Operation - Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
The aircraft was shot up by night fighter pilot Leutnant Paul Szameitat of the 6./NJG 3 based at Schleswig airfield and coned by searchlights.
Five bodies were eventually washed ashore. The remaining crew are commemorated on the Runnymede memorial:

Pilot:J/9862 Plt Off James Handiside Thomson RCAF - Kiel War Cemetery 2. H. 16.
1252615 Flt Sgt Herbert Frederick Jordan - Runnymede Memorial Panel 75.
Flight Engineer:569420 Sgt Alfred James Victor Holman - Kiel War Cemetery 4. H. 20.
Observer: J/6158 Plt Off Phil Clive Budd RCAF - Kiel War Cemetery 1. H. 2.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:798523 Sgt Clifton Hartman Johnston - Kiel War Cemetery 1. D. 1.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1112416 Sgt Arthur Pope - Kiel War Cemetery 1. D. 16.
995977 Sgt John Douglas Burnley - Runnymede Memorial Panel 79.
935848 Sgt Gilbert Baker - Runnymede Memorial Panel 77.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Google Maps
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942
https://www.ebay.de/itm/383786061918


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Dec-2017 16:33 Red Dragon Added
18-Oct-2018 13:42 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
22-May-2021 10:16 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]
22-May-2021 10:17 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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