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Last updated: 21 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:311 Squadron Royal Air Force (311 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L7844
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Oosterwolde, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF East Wretham
Destination airport:
Delivered to 311 Sqn, coded 'KX-T'. Missing during raid on Kiel (Germany) 16.10.40. Four of the six crew were killed. They rest in the Oosterwolde cemetery:

P/O Hubert Jarosek (KAS);
P/O Bohumil Landa (KAS);
Sgt Otto Jirsak (KAS);
Sgt Karel Klimt (KAS),
Sgt Emanuel Novotny (PoW);
Sgt Augustin Sestak (PoW).

Aircraft took off at 18:50 hours and was reported shot down in the Zuijder Zee by the captain of a Handley Page Hampden nearby. The aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Leutnant Becker, Uffz. Staub & Fw. Matschuck, who had taken off from Deelen airfield at 20:59 hrs in a Dornier Do 17 Z-10.

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one

Revision history:

20-Oct-2012 12:41 Nepa Added
09-Mar-2013 21:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Aug-2013 21:19 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
22-Aug-2013 11:03 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
24-Sep-2020 08:54 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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