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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204371
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Time:01:39 LT
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:149 (East India) Squadron Royal Air Force (149 (East India) Sqn RAF)
Registration: N6084
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gelsenkirchen-Hassel, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Lakenheath
Destination airport:
Operation - Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The aircraft was coned by searchlights & hit by light (leichte) and heavy (schwere) Flak; crashed at Hassel 7km SE of Dorsten. Initially the crew were buried in the Bismarck Friedhof at Gelsenkirchen. After the conflict they were reinterred at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery:

Pilot:1254786 Flt Sgt Howard Leslie Davis - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Coll. grave 19. B. 12-1.
Aus/407719 Fg Off Vincent William James Mansell RAAF - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 19. B. 9.
Flight Engineer:617057 Sgt Norman Peake - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Coll. grave 19. B. 12-15.
Observer: 112015 Plt Off Elias Alexander Phillips - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 19. B. 11.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1310638 Sgt Tom Whittle - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 19. B. 10.
Air Gunner:636621 Sgt Eric Foster William Booth - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
Air Gunner:1261399 Sgt Eric Ward - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Coll. grave 19. B. 12-15.


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Revision history:

14-Jan-2018 15:39 Red Dragon Added
18-Oct-2018 13:47 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
27-Apr-2020 19:25 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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