Accident Vickers Wellington Mk III BJ878,
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Date:Saturday 1 August 1942
Time:03:01 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: BJ878
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Hasselbeck, Ratingen, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Honington, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 01:23 hrs for an operation to Düsseldorf in Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The aircraft was coned by searchlights and hit by heavy (schwere) Flak.

All five rest in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.


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13-May-2020 09:56 TigerTimon Added

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