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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234723
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:30-SEP-1941
Time:02:58 LT
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:7 Sqn Royal Air Force (7 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W7433
MSN: MG-U
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:North Sea 40 miles northeast of Lowestoft, Suffolk, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 19:00 hrs for a bombing operation to Stettin (modern Poland) & failed to return. The aircraft was last plotted 40 miles northeast of Lowestoft. Three crew members rest at cemeteries in Zuid-Holland, the Netherlands:

Pilot W/O. A. Fletcher 565697 RAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 35
Second Pilot Sgt. D.E. Coyle 1101054 RAF / Hoek van Holland cemetery; grave F 26
Flight Engineer Sgt. J. Tucker 636626 RAF / Noordwijk cemetery; grave 1 4
Observer F/O. W.H.J. Thompson 79575 RAF / Hoek van Holland cemetery; grave F 27
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sgt. A.E. Burrows 751057 RAF / buried Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery; grave F 592
Front Gunner Sgt. H.H. Mansfield 751557 RAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 48
Rear Gunner Sgt. H.J. Walker 611566 RAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 54

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1280B&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps


Revision history:

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03-Apr-2020 18:27 TigerTimon Added

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