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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52935
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Date:28-MAR-1942
Time:22:05
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:7 Sqn Royal Air Force (7 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W7501
MSN: MG-Z
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea north of Terschelling island -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 19:38 hrs local time for a bombing operation to Lübeck 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.
All seven crew members are missing in action:

42052 Flt Lt Jeffrey Hugh Edwards - Runnymede Memorial Panel 65.
1381147 Sgt Ronald Philip Cale - Runnymede Memorial Panel 79.
570100 Sgt Leonard Reil Eagle - Runnymede Memorial Panel 82.
926585 Sgt Louis Robert Martin Norris - Runnymede Memorial Panel 90.
917462 Sgt John Charles Lyon Banks - Runnymede Memorial Panel 77.
968335 Flt Sgt John Thompson Graham - Runnymede Memorial Panel 74.
1056817 Sgt Desmond Edward Sproule Sidney-Smith - Runnymede Memorial Panel 93.


Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1463&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/web_db_edit.php?id=52935
https://www.asisbiz.com/Luftwaffe/njg2.html
CWGC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
27-Mar-2017 12:31 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Nov-2017 13:40 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2018 16:47 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
16-Apr-2020 09:37 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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