Accident Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V Z6555, Wednesday 9 July 1941
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Date:Wednesday 9 July 1941
Time:02:51 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic whtl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V
Owner/operator:78 Sqn RAF
Registration: Z6555
MSN: EY-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:North Sea 60 km NW of Vlieland, Friesland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Middleton St George, County Durham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:03 hrs for an operation to Hamm, Germany.
Shot down by night fighter pilot Leutnant Rudolf Schoenert of the 4./NJG 1, who was flying Bf 110 C-7 G9+WM from Bergen airfield.

Crew:-
Pilot : Sergeant Oliver Wiley McLean RAAF Aus/404112 [Missing in action]. Runnymede Memorial, panel 62.
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner : Sergeant Kenneth Noddle RAFVR 910919 [Killed]. Burried at Kirkeby Kirkegard, Denmark.
Crew : Sergeant Louis Byrne RAF 1377672 [Missing in action]. Runnymede Memorial, panel 40.
Crew : Sergeant Clifford Mackenzie Martin RCAF R/64471 [Missing in action] Runnymede Memorial, panel 61.
Crew : Pilot Officer Herbert Hutin Mountain RAFVR 86428 [Missing in action] (NCO:751256 Commission Gazetted : Tuesday 05 November, 1940). Runnymede Memorial, panel 33.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=Z6555
Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/218924
Faldne allierede flyvere 1939-1945 (Anders Bjornvad)
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/204094
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/217991
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/220192

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Jul-2019 11:33 TigerTimon Added
08-Jul-2019 11:34 TigerTimon Updated [Cn]
08-Jul-2019 14:31 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
15-Jun-2022 04:43 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
08-Jul-2023 05:30 Rob Davis Updated
22-Apr-2024 07:48 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]

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