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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204486
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:17-JUN-1942
Time:02:14
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:7 Sqn Royal Air Force (7 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R9324
MSN: MG-X
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:'Fache des Pendantes' at Saint-Remy-du-Nord, département du Nord -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:37 hrs for an operation to Essen in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Wilhelm Herget of the Stab II./NJG 4, who was flying a Bf 110 - (claim) north of Limont-Fontaine at 02:14. Aircraft crashed at Saint-Remy-du-Nord 5 km SW of Maubeuge.
The pilot managed to evade capture:

Pilot: R/61012 Flt Sgt Thomas Templeman RCAF - Evaded
2nd Pilot:31650 Flt Lt Henri H Haszard PoW Stalag Luft Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 2532.
Flight Engineer:571254 Sgt Leonard Clinton Fenton - Avesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery Row AA Grave 10.
Navigator:1177659 Sgt Kenmpton Richard Cooper PoW Camp 357. PoW Number 314.
Bomb Aimer:1051597 Sgt John S Duckworth PoW' Initially escaped and was captured on 4 July 1942. Camp 344. PoW Number 25104.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1375845 Sgt Jimmy E Thomas PoW Camp 357. PoW Number 363.
Air Gunner:111485 Plt Off Donald White - Avesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery Row AA Grave 9.
Air Gunner:1258093 Flt Sgt Thomas Watkins Rayment - Avesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery Row AA Grave 11.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
Google Maps
France-Crashes 39-45
Bomber Command Losses 1942
CWGC.
RAF Prisoners of War
http://aircrewremembered.com/templeman-thomas.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jan-2018 18:04 Red Dragon Added
15-Jan-2018 18:05 Red Dragon Updated [Source]
12-Nov-2018 17:07 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
12-Nov-2018 17:07 Nepa Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
30-Apr-2020 18:04 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
30-Apr-2020 18:05 TigerTimon Updated [Source]

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