Accident Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V N1487,
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Date:Monday 22 July 1940
Time:01:22 LT
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: N1487
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Sprakel (Münster) and Gimbte (Greven), Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Dishforth, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 21:51 LT for an operation to the marshalling yards at Hamm and Soest (Nordrhein-Westfalen).
Coned by searchlights and shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Werner Streib of the 2./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Borkenberge airfield.

For the crew, see Aircrew Remembered.


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19-Jul-2019 15:07 TigerTimon Added
22-Jul-2019 09:18 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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