Accident Short Stirling Mk III BF506, Wednesday 21 April 1943
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Date:Wednesday 21 April 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic strl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Short Stirling Mk III
Owner/operator:75 (NZ) Sqn RAF
Registration: BF506
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Bøgballe, Midtjylland -   Denmark
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Newmarket
Destination airport:
Homeward-bound from Rostock, hit by heavy Flak of the 3./schwere Flak-Abteilung 855. Also claimed shot down by Feldwebel Mangelsdorf of the 12./NJG 3, Flak claim officially confirmed.

Call Sign: AA-P
Takeoff time: 22:05

Pilot : Pilot Officer Alan Gray Tolley RNZAF NZ/411954 [Killed]
Flight Engineer : Sergeant Gerald Albert Raymond Town RAFVR 1217965 [Killed]
Observer : Flight Sergeant William Henry Ellis RAFVR 1021328 [Killed]
Bomb Aimer : Flight Sergeant Frank Wakefield Upton RNZAF NZ/404430 [Killed]
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner : Flight Sergeant Cyril Thomas Cobb RNZAF NZ/412315 [Killed]
Mid-Upper Gunner : Sergeant Frederick Joseph Earle RAFVR 1332585 [Killed]
Rear Gunner : Flight Sergeant Ian Charles Salt RNZAF NZ/404046 [Killed]
Crew is burried at Esbjerg, Denmark


Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 Part One
Faldne allierde flyvere 1939-1945 (Anders Bjornvad)
Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

Revision history:

20-Apr-2018 20:46 TigerTimon Added
27-Oct-2018 20:14 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
31-Mar-2024 08:33 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
20-Apr-2024 11:05 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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