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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52952
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:26-MAR-1942
Time:23:01
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:7 Sqn Royal Air Force (7 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N3709
MSN: MG-K
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Terborg, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 20:17 hrs local time for a bombing operation to Essen in Germany.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was coned by searchlights of the Flak-Scheinwerfer-Regiment 1 & shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Siegfried Wandam of the 3./NJG 1 based at Venlo airfield.
All crew rest at Gendringen Roman Catholic Cemetery:

Pilot: 400708 Fg Off Geoffrey Thomas Heard RAAF - Gendringen Roman Catholic Cemetery Row A. Grave 7.
2nd Pilot: 32097 Wg Cdr John Henry Abel Chapman - Gendringen Roman Catholic Cemetery Row A. Grave 8.
Flight Engineer: 571310 Sgt Edward Leslie Belk - Gendringen Roman Catholic Cemetery Row A. Grave 10.
Observer: 102967 Plt Off Thomas Kenneth Haynes - Gendringen Roman Catholic Cemetery Row A. Grave 9. (NCO:924323, Gazette of 5th September 1941)
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 932116 Sgt Ivor Bertie Dopson - Gendringen Roman Catholic Cemetery Row A. Grave 6.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 918821 Sgt Donald Esmond Alan Rendtorff - Gendringen Roman Catholic Cemetery Row A. Grave 11.
Air Gunner: 1022097 Sgt Howard Inman - Gendringen Roman Catholic Cemetery Row A. Grave 5.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1450&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
CWGC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
25-Mar-2017 09:06 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Nov-2017 17:12 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2018 16:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
15-Apr-2020 18:31 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
26-Sep-2021 19:28 Rob Davis Updated [Narrative]

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