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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203154
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:06-MAY-1942
Time:03:30
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:7 Sqn Royal Air Force (7 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N3710
MSN: MG-M
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Avesnes-sur-Helpe -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Claimed by Major Kurt Holler Stab III./NJG4 - Wallers-Trelon at 03:30. Crashed near Avesnes-sur-Helpe 14km South of Maubuge.

Crew
Pilot: NZ404384 Jeffrey Lewis RNZAF - Avesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery Row AA. Coll. grave 5-8.
Pilot:1069580 Sgt Geoffrey Sherwood Markland - Avesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery Row AA. Coll. grave 5-8.
Flight Engineer: 567990 Sgt Anthony John Higgins - Avesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery Row AA. Coll. grave 5-8.
Observer:253057 Sgt John Arthur Edwards - Avesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery Row AA. Coll. grave. 5-8.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1306388 Sgt Arthur Sylwood Lush - Avesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery Row AA. Coll. grave 5-8.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:107929 Plt Off Robert Leonard Wootley - Avesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery Row AA. Coll. grave 5-8.
Air Gunner:400174 Flt Sgt Geoffrey Russell Gahan RAAF - Avesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery Row AA. Coll. grave. 5-8.

Sources:

Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Dec-2017 16:39 Red Dragon Added
20-Dec-2017 16:39 Red Dragon Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source]
12-Nov-2018 16:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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