Accident Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V T4203,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53455
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Date:Thursday 9 January 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic whtl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V
Owner/operator:78 Sqn RAF
Registration: T4203
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Ubbergen, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Dishforth
Destination airport:
The crew were briefed to attack Gelsenkirchen. The ATD of the aircraft from RAF Dishforth, Yorkshire was 1757

T4203/EY-? was intercepted and shot down by a night-fighter captained by Oblt Reinhold Eckardt (6./NJG 1) The aircraft crashed through the ice-encrusted flood-water between Millingen and Kekerdom (Gelderland), Holland at 2318. Eckardt flew Bf 110 G9+NP from Deelen airfield. His Messerschmitt was substantially damaged in the encounter.

Pilot Sgt C.A. Smith +
2nd Pilot Sgt S.H. Burley +
Observer Sgt L.D. Norman +
Wireless Operator Sgt A.W. Astle +
Rear Gunner Sgt V. Tarrant +

All the crew are buried in Mook War Cemetery, the Netherlands

Nobody Unprepared - History of 78 Sqn Vernon Holland
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Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
22 July 1940 N1487 78 Sqn RAF 5 near Sprakel (Münster) and Gimbte (Greven), Nordrhein-Westfalen w/o
2 October 1940 P4964 78 Sqn RAF 5 Hessenweg road, Hummelo, Gelderland w/o
19 June 1941 Z6560 78 Sqn RAF 4 North Sea 90 km northeast of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England w/o
30 June 1941 Z6664 78 Sqn RAF 5 North Sea NNW of Ameland, Friesland w/o
3 July 1941 Z6558 78 Sqn RAF 4 Itteren, Maastricht, Limburg w/o
8 November 1941 Z9151 78 Sqn RAF 1 Rhinow, Brandenburg w/o

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
18-Oct-2013 19:43 Anon. Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jan-2019 07:23 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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