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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203546
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Date:20-MAY-1942
Time:01:13 claim
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:7 Sqn Royal Air Force (7 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N6073
MSN: MG-Y
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rheinland-Pfalz -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:05 hrs for an operation to Mannheim in Baden-Württemberg.
The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberfeldwebel Wilhelm Engel of the 8./NJG 4, who was flying a Messerschmitt Bf 110.
Flt Sgt Tomkins was initially buried in Mannheim. After the war he reinterred in Durnbach War Cemetery.

Pilot:1376539 Flt Sgt Fred Tomkins - Durnbach War Cemetery 5. A. 11.
1330978 Sgt B V G Lewis PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 70.
626505 Sgt E Townsend PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 98.
1253239 Sgt F G Fueggle PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 46.
980205 Sgt J Fisher PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 44.
R/57840 Flt Sgt J H Watson RCAF PoW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 102
1378235 Sgt J R Brook PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 799.

Sources:

Bomber Command Losses 1942
CWGC
RAF Prisoners of War
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Dec-2017 15:34 Red Dragon Added
12-Nov-2018 17:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
29-Oct-2019 11:06 Uli Elch Updated [Registration, Operator, Location, Narrative]
05-Nov-2019 22:13 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
20-Apr-2020 13:43 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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