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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52834
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Date:03-JUN-1942
Time:night
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:15 Squadron Royal Air Force (15 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N3728
MSN: LS-T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:between Melick and Herkenbosch; Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:48 hrs for a bombing operation to Essen in Germany.
The aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances, between Melick and Herkenbosch ESE of Roermond.
All seven rest in Jonkerbos war cemetery in Gelderland:

Pilot:NZ/39902 WO Andrew Jack Cowlrick RNZAF - Jonkerbos War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. G. 7-8.
Flight Engineer:572662 Sgt George Nixon - Jonkerbos War Cemetery 4 G 5
Observer:1154729 Sgt Norman Frederick Webber - Jonkerbos War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. G. 7-8.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1113251 Sgt Frederick Gordon Crighton - Jonkerbos War Cemetery Coll grave 4. G. 7-8.
Wireless operator/Air Gunner:1360381 Sgt Eric Edwards Hayes - Jonkerbos War Cemetery 4 G 6
Air Gunner:47895 Plt Off John Davidson Weir - Jonkerbos War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. G. 7-8.
Air Gunner:970388 Sgt Albert Moorcroft - Jonkerbos War Cemetery Coll grave 4. G. 7-8.

Sources:

CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
02-Jun-2017 09:28 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jan-2018 16:22 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
07-Jan-2018 16:53 Red Dragon Updated [Source, Narrative]
06-Nov-2018 20:38 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
24-Apr-2020 15:25 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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