Accident Vickers Wellington Mk IC Z8845,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53147
 
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Date:Monday 8 September 1941
Time:04:59 claim
Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:9 Sqn RAF
Registration: Z8845
MSN: WS-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near the Bruggelaan road at Terwispel, Friesland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Honington, Suffolk
Destination airport:RAF Honington
Narrative:
Mission : Berlin. Took off from RAF Honington at 20:30 hrs. Last heard on w/t at 00:50 hrs sending NAP. Believed shot down shortly after this by a night-fighter (Oblt Helmut Lent 4./NJG1) and crashed at Terwispel (Friesland), 10 km SSW of Drachten, Holland. All are buried in Gorredijk General Cemetery. (Note. The precise meaning of NAP has not been established, but it is thought to allude to the success, or otherwise of the mission).

Crew:-
Pilot : Sergeant Jack Cyril Saich DFM RAFVR 1253402 [Killed]
2nd Pilot : Sergeant Robert Arthur Banks RAFVR 1100940 [Killed]
Observer : Flight Sergeant Walter Basil Lowe RAF 516598 [Killed]
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner : Sergeant William Ronald Balls RAFVR 952991 [Killed]
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner : Sergeant Eric Trott RAFVR 1062958 [Killed]
Rear Gunner : Sergeant Alan Scotland Macdonald RAFVR 1365180 [Killed]

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1259&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 140.
Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
8 July 1941 R1040 9 Sqn RAF 6 Wilhelminasingel street, Maastricht, Limburg 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
29 July 1942 X3456 9 Sqn RAF 5 off the Frisian islands w/o
29 July 1942 X3606 9 Sqn RAF 4 Bürgerpark in Bremen w/o
1 August 1942 BJ878 9 Sqn RAF 5 Hasselbeck, Ratingen, Nordrhein-Westfalen w/o

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
09-May-2016 20:25 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2018 14:45 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative, Operator]
24-Mar-2020 20:01 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Location, Source]
24-Mar-2020 20:02 TigerTimon Updated [Time]
04-May-2024 11:02 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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