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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51974
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic L37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Ventura Mk I
Owner/operator:487 (NZ) Squadron Royal Air Force (487 (NZ) Sqn RAF)
Registration: AE684
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Leidsevaart, near Bennebroek, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Methwold, Norfolk, UK
Destination airport:
Shot down by Oberfeldwebel Ernst Winkler of the 4./JG 1, flying an Fw 190A from Woensdrecht airfield. The entire crew bailed out. Two crew members died, two others survived. The deceased men are buried at Bergen General Cemetery, the Netherlands.

Operation: Ramrod short range bomber attacks to destroy ground targets, similar to Circus attacks
Target: Amsterdam, local power plant
Call Sign: EG-B
Takeoff time: 16:43
Pilot F/O. S. Coshall 46911 RAF Bergen NH 2 E 14
Observer F/O. R.A. North 106135 RAF Survived Wounded
Wireless op Sgt. W. Stannard 1259669 RAF Survived Wounded
Air gunner Sgt. G.H. Sparkes 1392394 RAF Bergen NH 2 E 15


Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
11-Dec-2017 12:48 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-May-2018 16:52 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
07-Oct-2018 07:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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