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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141363
Last updated: 14 November 2021
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Date:18-DEC-1939
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers Wellington Mk IA
Owner/operator:9 Sqn Royal Air Force (9 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N2872
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Wihelmshaven port -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Honington (EGXH)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Wellington N2872 Took off 09:00hrs from RAF Honington for raid on Wilhelmshaven.. Shot down by enemy fighters off Wilhelmshaven Germany. 18.12.1939
12 out of 22 Wellingtons shot down on this mission.
Crew: missing
F/O John Edgar ATKINSON (39646) RAF
S/Ldr Archibald John GUTHRIE (34155) RAF
LAC Josias Melville Fletcher KEY (520262) RAF
LAC Thomas Leo MARLIN (550205) RAF
Sgt Bertie Joseph PICKESS (580809) RAF
Sgt Harold Walter TYRRELL (516328) RAF

Sources:

Air Britain: RAF Aircraft L1000 - N9999, published 1991

ORB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2012 10:38 Uli Elch Added
03-Jan-2021 12:22 Glog Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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