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Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers Wellington Mk IA
Owner/operator:37 Squadron Royal Air Force (37 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N2889
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea 10 km north of Borkum Island -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell, Thetford, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Wellington N2889 T/o at 09:48 hrs from RAF Feltwell. Shot down by Me 110 during raid on Wilhelmshaven. Broke up in the air and crashed into the sea of Borkum following a sustained attack by Lt. Helmut Lent 1/ZG76 - 10km north of Borkum. 18.12.1939
12 out of 22 Wellingtons shot down on this mission.
Crew: missing
Sgt Maurice William BARRINGTON-TAYLOR (516752) RAF
AC 1George Warne GEDDES (539328) RAF
AC 1 Peter Thomas JONES (540554) RAF
F/O Oliver John Trevor LEWIS (40054) RAAF
P/O Roderick Menzie ROSS (41070) RAF


Air Britain: RAF Aircraft L1000 - N9999, published 1991

Revision history:

02-Jan-2012 10:53 Uli Elch Added
01-Jul-2014 06:15 RossGmann Updated [Narrative]
29-Mar-2019 13:45 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
03-Jan-2021 12:44 Glog Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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