Accident Vickers Wellington Mk III X3606,
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Date:Wednesday 29 July 1942
Time:02:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:9 Sqn RAF
Registration: X3606
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Bürgerpark in Bremen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Honington, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 23:09 hrs for an operation to Hamburg.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was hit by heavy (schwere) Flak of the 4./schwere Flak-Abteilung 262 and crashed into the Bürgerpark.

Pilot : S/L Harry Ledger RAF 36124 [Killed]
Obs : P/O Gerard McKee Beech RCAF J/9160 [Killed]
W/Op/AG : P/O John Eric Coleman RAFVR 106074 [Killed] (NCO:1164544 Commission Gazetted : Tuesday 07 October, 1941)
W/Op/AG : F/S Jack Robert Ludkin RAF 638777 [Killed]
Crew : F/S D A Hunter RAF 1116774 [PoW]

Casualties rest at the Becklingen War Cemetery.


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History of this aircraft

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8 September 1941 Z8845 9 Sqn RAF 6 near the Bruggelaan road at Terwispel, Friesland w/o
6 January 1942 X3388 9 Sqn RAF 1 RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, England w/o
24 July 1942 Z1577 9 Sqn RAF 2 Wetten, Kevelaer, Nordrhein-Westfalen w/o
1 August 1942 BJ878 9 Sqn RAF 5 Hasselbeck, Ratingen, Nordrhein-Westfalen w/o


Revision history:

12-May-2020 09:55 TigerTimon Added
02-May-2022 11:26 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]
28-Jul-2023 07:27 Rob Davis Updated [[Source, Narrative]]

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