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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21570
Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Time:23:39 claim
Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:38 Squadron Royal Air Force (38 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L7809
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Köhlen, Geestland, Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Marham, (EGYM)
Mission to Hamburg. The aircraft was coned by searchlights and shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Walter Fenske of the 1./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Stade airfield.

Note:Air Britain RAF Aircraft L1000 - N9999 has crash date of 12/09/40 but this conflicts with crew death dates as per CWGC.
All six rest in the Becklingen War Cemetery:

Pilot:Flt/Lt 39183 Eugene George Frederick Chivers 27 RAF killed.
Pilot:Sgt 745882 Francis William Davis 20 RAFVR killed.
Obs:Sgt 580972 John Bretland McConnell 20 RAF killed.
Wop:Sgt 629330 William "Bill" Cosgrove 22 RAF killed.
Pilot:Sgt 653137 Alan Joseph Hughes RAF killed.
Wop:Sgt 637282 Raymond Wallace James 19 RAF killed.

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Revision history:

06-Jul-2008 00:31 JINX Added
23-Jan-2012 04:57 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Mar-2013 22:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Feb-2020 20:04 stehlik49 Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
25-Sep-2020 09:56 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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