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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52833
Last updated: 13 October 2021
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Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:7 Sqn Royal Air Force (7 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W7500
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea off Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 23:50 hrs for a bombing operation to Essen in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberfeldwebel Paul Gildner of the 5./NJG 2.
There were no survivors:

Pilot:J/5790 Plt Off George Frederick Sanderson RCAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 101
Co-Pilot:111259 Plt Off Leslie James Harcus - Runnymede Memorial Panel 69
Flight Engineer:569914 Sgt Sydney Walstead Precious - Runnymede Memorial Panel 91
Navigator:1252574 Sgt Wilfred Frank Morgan - Runnymede Memorial Panel 90
Bomb Aimer:1108965 Sgt Basil Sydney Brown - Runnymede Memorial Panel 79
Wireless Operator:9170212 Sgt Ronald Albert Archer - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery Plot 69. Row E. Grave 4. / washed up at IJmuiden
Air Gunner:1378839 Sgt Richard Armstrong - Vlieland General Cemetery Grave 52. / washed up Vlieland island on the 13th of July
Air Gunner:566866 Flt Sgt Stanley Victor Harding - Runnymede Memorial Panel 74

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
28-Apr-2013 18:59 harro Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Jun-2017 07:15 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jan-2018 16:07 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2018 17:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
18-Oct-2019 17:44 ALAN MACKAY Updated [Cn]
24-Apr-2020 15:31 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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