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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52433
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 II
Owner/operator:487 (NZ) Squadron Royal Air Force (487 (NZ) Sqn RAF)
Registration: AJ196
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:southeast corner of Woensdrecht airfield -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 11:20 hrs for ‘Operation Oyster’, a pin-point daylight raid on the Philips electrical works at Eindhoven.

The aircraft was hit by Flak and crashed.

Pilot / W/Cdr. F.C. Seavill 29216 RAF / Bergen op Zoom cemetery; grave 3 C 9
Navigator/ Bomb Aimer / F/O. J.A.W. Withers J/10182 RCAF / Bergen op Zoom cemetery; grave 3 B 12
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner / Sgt. F.E. King R/106627 RCAF / Bergen op Zoom RCAF cemetery; grave 1 A 6
Air Gunner / Sgt. T.M. Richings 1066223 RAF / Bergen op Zoom RCAF cemetery 1 A 1


The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marson

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
29-May-2010 06:36 harro Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
04-Dec-2017 11:06 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Oct-2018 07:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
05-Nov-2020 18:50 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Narrative]

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