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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203545
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:20-MAY-1942
Time:02:00
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:7 Sqn Royal Air Force (7 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N3716
MSN: MG-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Langerbruggestraat, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen -   Belgium
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed at Oostakker 7km NNE of Ghent.A number of them came down in the neighbourhood and were almost immediately arrested by the Germans. Plt Off Wiseman still reached Merendree. Then he was taken away on 23 May at 11 pm by field ranger Robert De Smet

Crew
Pilot:1378695 Sgt C R Hague POW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 54.
2nd Pilot:R/178702 Plt Off W Wiseman RCAF POW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 2126
Navigator: 1376598 Sgt E J Bliss POW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 796.
Wireless Operator: 404696 Sgt Phillip George Trappett RAAF POW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 100.
Air Gunner:1289556 Sgt A C Bloomfield POW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 797.
Air Gunner:941074 Sgt S Sellers POW Stalag 344 Lamsdorf. PoW number 21811
Air Gunner:1183012 Sgt F W Whittaker POW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 104.

Sources:

https://www.luchtvaartgeschiedenis.be/content/stirling-te-oostakker
RAF Prisoners of War
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Dec-2017 14:49 Red Dragon Added
12-Nov-2018 16:59 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
22-May-2021 13:03 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source]

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