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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141370
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:37 Squadron Royal Air Force (37 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N2904
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 Feltwell, Thetford, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Wellington N2904 T/o at 09:40 hrs from RAF Feltwell for raid on Wilhelmshaven. Last reported with the starboard wing burning furiously and heading out to sea off Wilhelmshaven Germany. 18.12.1939
12 out of 22 Wellingtons shot down on this mission.
Crew: missing
S/Ldr (29210) Ian Victor HUE-WILLIAMS (CO Sqn) RAF
F/Lt (34227) Thomas Gaufrey Wearmouth APPLEBY (pilot) RAF
F/O (33293) Arthur Richard VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (Nav.) RAF
Sgt (580831) Alister Raymond NORRIS (Obs.) RAF
LAC (550716) John Arundel BARSTOW (Wop/AG) RAF
LAC (540706) Ernest LOWE (AG) RAF

Sources:

Air Britain: RAF Aircraft L1000 - N9999, published 1991

ORB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2012 10:55 Uli Elch Added
03-Jan-2021 12:07 Glog Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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