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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52475
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:21 Squadron Royal Air Force (21 Sqn RAF)
Registration: AE734
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea west of Vlissingen, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Methwold
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 14:01 hrs local time for a bombing operation to Terneuzen, Zeeland.
The aircraft was hit by Flak of the 4./Marine-Flak-Abteilung 810 and crashed.

Pilot / W/O. II V.R. Henry R/92225 RCAF / Vlissingen cemetery; grave D 9 / body recovered from a dinghy at 8 November
Navigator/ Bomb Aimer / Sgt. P. Whelan 656109 RAF / Vlissingen cemetery; grave D 10 / body recovered from a dinghy at 8 November
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner / Sgt. G.C. Blacket AUS407635 RAAF / prisoner of war
Air Gunner / Sgt. S. Edwards 995690 RAF / prisoner of war


Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
06-Nov-2017 09:48 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Jan-2018 15:01 XindelX Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
31-Oct-2020 18:48 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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