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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203503
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Date:18-MAY-1942
Time:01:15
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:149 (East India) Squadron Royal Air Force (149 (East India) Sqn RAF)
Registration: N3752
MSN: OJ-O
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: ”Risegård” farm at Rise, Rødekro, Syddanmark -   Denmark
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lakenheath
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During the second run in to drop the aircraft was hit by flak, and it was decided to set course for the alternative target area to the north west of Jylland. When the aircraft reached the area of Rise it was flying much too low, and at 01:15 hours it crash landed in a field belonging to ”Risegård” farm.

Crew
Pilot:1381298 Sgt James A Jerman PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 61.
Pilot: NZ402464 Sgt Stanley H Butcher RNZAF PoW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 37.
Flight Engineer:569402 Sgt Alexander Lauriston PoW (Seriously Injured) Stalag 344 Lamsdorf PoW Number 2498. ( Exchanged identity with Pte W Moffitt, Border Regiment PoW No. 16932 - Escaped but was recaptured).
Observer:1182480 Sgt A M A Battle PoW (Seriously Injured) Stalag 344 Lamsdorf. PoW Number 24994.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:931769 Sgt John E Sloane PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 91.
Wireless Operator:1106774 Sgt Alexander T Lewis PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 69.
Air Gunner:1061282 Sgt Frank Hoyland PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 59.

Sources:

Bomber Command Losses 1942
RAF Prisoners of War
http://www.flensted.eu.com/194231.shtml
https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=da&u=http://www.airmen.dk/o888501.htm&prev=search
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Dec-2017 17:07 Red Dragon Added
28-Dec-2017 17:13 Red Dragon Updated [Operator, Narrative]
28-Dec-2017 18:44 Red Dragon Updated [Operator]
18-Oct-2018 13:45 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
22-May-2021 12:59 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source]

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