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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203577
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Date:20-MAY-1942
Time:night
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Royal Air Force (218 (Gold Coast) Sqn RAF)
Registration: DJ977
MSN: HA-F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Missing -
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Operation - Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Lost without a trace. Possibly, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberfeldwebel Heinz Strüning of the 7./NJG 2, who claimed a Stirling shot down at 03:15 hrs, at an unknown location.

Pilot:1182229 Flt Sgt Stanley Alfred Coggin - Runnymede Memorial Panel 73.
Pilot:655328 Sgt Robert Peter Melton Parker - Runnymede Memorial Panel 91.
Air Gunner:653773 Sgt John Henry Stephenson - Runnymede Memorial Panel 94.
Observer:755983 Sgt Peter Hallam Ward - Runnymede Memorial Panel 96.
Observer:535943 Flt Sgt Hugh Arthur Worthington - Runnymede Memorial Panel 77.
Wireless Operator:964668 Sgt Thomas McDonagh - Runnymede Memorial Panel 88.
Air Gunner:905933 Flt Sgt William Heriot Goodrum - Runnymede Memorial Panel 74.
Air Gunner:1375359 Flt Sgt Frederick Nelson Hanish -Runnymede Memorial Panel 74.

Sources:

Roll of Honour 218(Gold Coast) Sqdn RAF
Bomber Command Losses 1942
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Dec-2017 23:49 Red Dragon Added
15-Jan-2018 18:30 XindelX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Apr-2020 14:10 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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