Accident Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V T4203, 09 Jan 1941
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53455
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Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V
Owner/operator:78 Squadron Royal Air Force (78 Sqn RAF)
Registration: T4203
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ubbergen, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Dishforth
Destination airport:
The crew were briefed to attack Gelsenkirchen. The ATD of the aircraft from RAF Dishforth, Yorkshire was 1757

T4203/EY-? was intercepted and shot down by a night-fighter captained by Oblt Reinhold Eckardt (6./NJG 1) The aircraft crashed through the ice-encrusted flood-water between Millingen and Kekerdom (Gelderland), Holland at 2318. Eckardt flew Bf 110 G9+NP from Deelen airfield. His Messerschmitt was substantially damaged in the encounter.

Pilot Sgt C.A. Smith +
2nd Pilot Sgt S.H. Burley +
Observer Sgt L.D. Norman +
Wireless Operator Sgt A.W. Astle +
Rear Gunner Sgt V. Tarrant +

All the crew are buried in Mook War Cemetery, the Netherlands

Nobody Unprepared - History of 78 Sqn Vernon Holland
4 Group Bomber Command - Chris Ward
Chorley's BCL
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
18-Oct-2013 19:43 Anon. Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jan-2019 07:23 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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