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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141373
Last updated: 17 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: N2936
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:sand dunes of Borkum Island -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell, Thetford, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Wellington N2936 T/o at 09:44 hrs from RAF Feltwell for mission on Wilhelmshaven.
Badly damaged by fighters during raid on Wilhelmshaven. Force landed in Germany, Crash landed on the sand dunes of Borkum Island. 18 December 1939. 12 out of 22 Wellingtons shot down on this mission.
Crew:
Sgt (515110) Thomas William HOLLEY (Obs.) RAF - killed
Cpl (533806) Frederick James TAYLOR (Wop/AG) RAF - killed
Sgt (564378) Herbert RUSE (pilot) RAF - POW
Sgt (580309) Thomas Kevin MAY (nav.) RAF - POW
LAC (??????) H A JONES (AG) RAF - POW

Sources:

Air Britain: RAF Aircraft L1000 - N9999, published 1991

ORB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2012 11:00 Uli Elch Added
03-Jan-2021 10:09 Dr.Roup Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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