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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204184
Last updated: 13 October 2021
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Date:06-JUN-1942
Time:02:27
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:149 (East India) Squadron Royal Air Force (149 (East India) Sqn RAF)
Registration: W7508
MSN: OJ-D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:l'Écluse, Beauvechain, Brabant wallon -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lakenheath
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
Google Maps
https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&u=https://www.luchtvaartgeschiedenis.be/content/stirling-bij-sluizen&prev=search
https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.evasioncomete.org/fgoldsmbf.html&prev=search
http://www.isle-of-wight-memorials.org.uk/people-woo/woo_clayton_pl.htm
CWGC
RAF Prisoners of War
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=W7508


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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