Incident Vickers Wellington Mk IC L7842, Friday 7 February 1941
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Date:Friday 7 February 1941
Time:22:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:311 Sqn RAF
Registration: L7842
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:nr Flers, Normandie -   France
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:East Wretham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Airborne 1806 6Feb41 for mission to Boulogne. Force-landed, & captured intact, location not established. The Wellington was later flown by the Luftwaffe at it its Experimental & test Facility at Rechlin.
Crew:
P/O ( 82541) František CIGOŠ (pilot) RAFVR - PoW No.402.
Sgt (787198) Petr URUBA (pilot) RAFVR - PoW No.450.
P/O (82588) Emil BUŠINA (nav) PAFVR - PoW No.401.
P/O (82532) Arnošt VALENTA (tlg) RAF PoW No 415, murdered by Gestapo late Mar44, following mass escape from Sagen. Reported he was amongst early pairs of escapers from tunnel 24Mar44. Recaptured in Gorlitz area & last seen alive 31Mar44 amongst group of ten RAF officers in the charge of Oberreigierungsrat Scharpwinkel.
Sgt (787232) Gustav KOPAL (wop) RAFVR - PoW No.441.
P/O (82903) Karel KŘÍŽEK (wop) RAFVR - PoW No.407.

Sources:

Air Britain RAF Aircraft L1000 - N99999 & http://www.lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=11310\
Na nebi hrdého Albionu - Jiří Rajlich

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jul-2008 15:55 JINX Added
10-Nov-2011 12:30 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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