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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 243066
Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Date:30-SEP-1940
Time:or 1 October
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: R3219
MSN: HD-Q
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Herberger Zuschlag, Menslage, Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Operation - Leipzig, Sachsen.

The aircraft was coned by searchlights and shot down by a night fighter crew of the 2./NJG 1, flying a Bf 110 from Vechta airfield. The Wimpey crashed either on the evening of the 30st of September or in the early hours of the 1st of October.

Pilot Officer D. MacLean did not survive and rests in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=R3219
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Sep-2020 14:50 TigerTimon Added
24-Sep-2020 14:51 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
24-Sep-2020 15:04 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Narrative]

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