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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52814
Last updated: 12 October 2021
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Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:7 Sqn Royal Air Force (7 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W7471
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Blija, Friesland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 23:59 hrs for an operation to Emden in Germany.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Ludwig Becker of the 6./NJG 2, who had taken off from Leeuwarden airfield - (claim) between Blija and Holwerd: 3,600m at 01:08.

Pilot:47819 Fg Off N L Tayler PoW Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 560.
Co-Pilot:R/5852 WOII C F Henigman RCAF PoW Stalag Kopernikus. PoW Number 406.
Flight Engineer:903218 Sgt S J McNamara PoW Stalag Kopernikus. PoW Number 513.
Navigator: Aus/402761 Flt Lt E J Earngey RAAF PoW Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 557.
Air Gunner:1263389 Sgt W E Goodman PoW Stalag Zagan & Belaria/Heydekrug/Thorn/Fallingbostal. PoW Number 503.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:104538 Plt Off F St J Travis PoW Stalag Luft Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 562
Air Gunner:934266 WO J H Arnold DFM PoW Stalag Heydekrug. PoW Number 560
Air Gunner:78865 Flt Lt H D Spry PoW Stalag Luft Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 559.

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
06-Jun-2017 15:14 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Jan-2018 14:40 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
12-Jan-2018 14:41 Red Dragon Updated [Operator]
12-Nov-2018 17:07 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
27-Apr-2020 12:45 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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