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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204184
Last updated: 13 October 2021
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Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:149 (East India) Squadron Royal Air Force (149 (East India) Sqn RAF)
Registration: W7508
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:l'Écluse, Beauvechain, Brabant wallon -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Lakenheath
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 23:15 hrs for an operation against the steel-producing town of Essen in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Walter Barte of the 4./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield.
Those who did not survive rest at Adegem, Maldegem in Oost-Vlaanderen:

Pilot:121334 Plt Off Peter Levinge Clayton - Adegem Canadian War Cemetery XII. F. 12.
Pilot:1365131 Sgt James Hutchison Mouat - Adegem Canadian War Cemetery XII. F. 7.
Flight Engineer:568970 Sgt Michael Joseph Kelleher - Adegem Canadian War Cemetery XII. F. 9.
Observer:108245 Plt Off David Morgan Price Jones - Adegem Canadian War Cemetery XII. F. 10.
Bomb Aimer:1172551 Sgt D J Poynter PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 522.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1167271 Sgt Thomas Alfred George - Adegem Canadian War Cemetery XII. F. 8.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1286635 Sgt John Frederick Gwyther - Adegem Canadian War Cemetery XII. F. 11.
Air Gunner:1287042 Sgt Benjamin Frederick Goldsmith - Evaded (Comete Line). Killed in Action 2 October 1942


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Revision history:

11-Jan-2018 16:44 Red Dragon Added
11-Jan-2018 16:45 Red Dragon Updated [Narrative]
18-Oct-2018 13:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
25-Apr-2020 15:13 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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