Incident Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V P4955,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53832
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Date:Saturday 17 August 1940
Time:05:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic whtl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V
Owner/operator:10 Sqn RAF
Registration: P4955
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Rijsbergen, near Breda, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V P4955 (ZA-G) of 10 Squadron RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire. Lost on combat operations 17/8/40. Hit by Flak/AAA over Jena. Written off (damaged beyond repair) when force landed at Rijsbergen, near Breda, Noord-Brabandt, Netherlands. All five crew survived and were taken POW:

Pilot F/O. W.M.N. Nixon RAF Survived POW
Co-Pilot F/O. P.G. Whitby RAF Survived POW
Navigator Sgt. H.W. Bradley RAF Survived POW
W/Op Sgt. E.R. Holmes RAF Survived POW
Air gunner Sgt. A.M. Somerville RAF Survived POW


3. Chorley W.R. Bomber Command Losses 1939-1940 page 100

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
17 August 1941 Z6805 10 Sqn RAF 0 Winterswijk - Kotten, Gelderland w/o


Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
19-Mar-2018 19:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Nov-2018 19:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
16-Feb-2019 17:16 Cobar Updated [Embed code]
29-Jul-2019 19:07 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source]

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