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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52826
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Date:04-JUN-1942
Time:00:27
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Royal Air Force (218 (Gold Coast) Sqn RAF)
Registration: W7474
MSN: HA-K
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Het Kuitje, Den Helder, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:06 hrs for a bombing operation to Bremen 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.
Those who did not survive rest at Bergen op Zoom war cemetery in Noord-Brabant:

Pilot:123861 Plt Off J R Webster - Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery Coll. grave 32. A. 7-8.
Pilot:106113 Plt Off James Garscadden - Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery Coll. grave 32. A. 7-8.
Observer:100055 Plt Off John Douglas Insch - Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery Coll. grave 32. A. 7-8.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:971256 Flt Sgt Harold Cyril Frederick Broadbent DFM - Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery Coll. grave 32. A. 7-8.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:R/60963 Flt Sgt Leo Louis Joseph Farley RCAF - Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery Coll. grave 32. A. 7-8.
Air Gunner:616593 Sgt Leonard James Smith - Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery Coll. grave 32. A. 7-8.
Air Gunner: 1334367 Sgt Norman Cyril Frederick Sibley - Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery Coll. grave 32. A. 7-8.
1019151 Sgt K R Cox PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 493.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1574&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
Google Maps
Bomber Command Losses 1942
CWGC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
03-Jun-2017 10:35 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Jan-2018 15:34 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
10-Jan-2018 15:37 Red Dragon Updated [Narrative]
15-Jan-2018 18:42 XindelX Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
25-Apr-2020 11:01 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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