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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209069
Last updated: 18 October 2021
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Date:11-APR-1943
Time:04:00
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:7 Sqn RAF
Registration: R9275
MSN: MG-Y
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Koerich, Capellen -   Luxembourg
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hit by heavy Flak.

Target: Frankfurt
Takeoff time: 23:27

Probable claim by Flakgruppe Saar, 1./schw. Flak Abt. 742, 4./schw. Flak Abt.365 and 3./schw. Flak Abt. 637 coming down at Koerich, 14km WNW of Luxemburg at 04:00 hrs.

As far as it can be deduced this crew were the only Bomber Command crew to lose their lives in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg during 1943 (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 22 June) 1943 Part 1 - Theo Boiten).

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 Part One
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=R9275&qand=&exc1=&exc2=&search_only=&search_type=exact


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Apr-2018 10:48 TigerTimon Added
03-Nov-2018 14:33 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
17-May-2021 10:02 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]

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