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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141364
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: N2939
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea off Wilhelmshaven -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Honington (EGXH)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Wellington N2339 T/o at 08:55hrs from Honington for raid on Wilhelmshaven. Broke up in the air and crashed into the sea off Wilhelmshaven Germany after being engaged by Me110s. 18.12.1939
12 out of 22 Wellingtons shot down on this mission.
Crew: missing
P/O Alistair Hugh Richmond BOURNE (40882) RAF
F/O John Thomas Irvine CHALLES (39041) RAF
LAC2 Gurth Ernest COX (566740) RAF
Sgt Thomas Henry ENGLISH (524025) RAF
Sgt Frank Michael MASON (580718) RAF
AC1 Alexander TELFER (531938) RAF

Sources:

Air Britain: RAF Aircraft L1000 - N9999, published 1991
ORB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2012 10:41 Uli Elch Added
29-Sep-2015 19:36 sandman56 Updated [Narrative]
03-Jan-2021 12:15 Glog Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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