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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53496
Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Date:17-NOV-1940
Time:02:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:115 Squadron Royal Air Force (115 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P9286
MSN: KO-K
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Groetpolder, Winkel, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham Norfolk (KNF/EGYM)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Took off from RAF Marham at 20:15 hrs local time for a bombing operation against Hamburg in Germany.

Homeward-bound, the aircraft was intercepted by the night fighter crew of Oberleutnant Prinz zur Lippe-Weissenfeld, Unteroffizier Renette & Feldwebel Matschuck of the 4./NJG 1, who had taken off from Bergen airfield at 01:10 hrs, in Dornier Do 17 Z-10 Kauz II coded PF+CU.
The Wellington came down in the Groetpolder at Winkel. All six crew KIA:

Sergeant Frederick Albert Core, 741 719, 23 years
Thomas Sergeant Walter Gostick, 903 566, 23 years old
Sergeant Donald Ewart Larkman, 742991
Sergeant Malcolm Brian Mott, 937153
Sergeant Robert Rodger, 632 049, 22 years old
Sergeant John Carse Walton, 748 446.

All six were interred in a common grave at Winkel Protestant Churchyard, Winkel, Netherlands

Sources:

1. https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T0905&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
2. http://www.backtonormandy.org/the-history/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/wellington/P92861940-11-17.html
3. http://nl.tracesofwar.com/artikel/2384/Oorlogsgraven-van-het-Gemenebest-Winkel.htm
4. https://www.findagrave.com/page=gr&GRid=18920162
5. Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
19-May-2014 19:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Apr-2015 10:18 Anon. Updated [Location]
13-Nov-2015 07:22 K. Visser Updated [Destination airport]
28-May-2016 18:01 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
24-Oct-2020 20:45 TigerTimon Updated [Date, Cn, Other fatalities, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Oct-2020 20:47 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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