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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52967
Last updated: 14 October 2021
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Date:09-MAR-1942
Time:03:05
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:15 Squadron Royal Air Force (15 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N3673
MSN: LS-D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Vrijenberger Sprengen near Loenen, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 00:35 LT for a bombing operation to Essen, Germany.
Hit by Soesterberg-based Flak and crashed in the Schalterbosch near the Vrijenberger Sprengen, west of Loenen.

Crew
Pilot Flt Lt George William Nicholson Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery Plot 4. Grave 143.
2nd Pilot Flt Sgt William Andrew Cross RCAF Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery XV. A. 10.
Flight Engineer Sgt Douglas Francis Hooper Tuck Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery Plot 4. Grave 145.
Observer Plt Off Albert John Rampton Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery Plot 4. Grave 144.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sgt Harvey Walter Trevor Bidgood Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery Plot 4. Joint grave 149-150.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Flt Sgt Carl Stuart Carruthers RCAF Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery Plot 4. Grave 148.
Pilot Sgt Ronald Max Disley Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery Plot 4 Grave 146.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Flt Sgt John Leonard Hartley Phillips RCAF Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery Plot 4. Grave 142.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sgt Donald McCallum Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery Plot 4. Joint grave 149-150.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/item2.php?SGLO=T1432
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942.

Media:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
08-Mar-2017 10:25 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2017 15:35 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
06-Nov-2018 20:27 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
06-Nov-2018 20:27 Nepa Updated [Location, Operator]
07-Nov-2019 19:13 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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