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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52440
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: AE701
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea off Oostkapelle, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell
Destination airport:
Hit by Flak or shot down by Fw. Ratshofer of the 5./JG 1, flying an Fw 190 A-4.

Operation: ‘Operation Oyster’, a pin-point daylight raid on the Philips electrical works at Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
Call Sign: EG-F
Takeoff time: 11:20

The four crew members are missing in action and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial:

Pilot / F/Sgt. A.G. Paterson R/102339 RCAF
Navigator/ Bomb Aimer / Sgt. E.J.F. Vick 1331780 RAF
Wireless Operator / Sgt. S.J. Isaac 1378292 RAF
Air Gunner / Sgt. P.J. Stokes 1397886 RAF


Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
05-Dec-2017 22:00 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Oct-2018 07:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
05-Nov-2020 20:05 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Location, Narrative]

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