Accident Vickers Wellington Mk IC R1040, Tuesday 8 July 1941
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Date:Tuesday 8 July 1941
Time:01:15
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: R1040
MSN: WS-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Wilhelminasingel street, Maastricht, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Honington
Destination airport:RAF Honington
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:40 hrs for an operation to Köln, Germany.
Coned by searchlights and shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Reinhold Knacke of the 2./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield.

The six crew members had left their burning machine, but did not survive. Their parachutes had not opened because they had to jump too low. Their bodies were found at an attics in the area.
The deceased are buried at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, the Netherlands:

P/O Douglas James Jamieson RNZAF (NZ/401386)
Sgt Wilfred George Jesson RNZAF (NZ/401388)
P/O Grosseth Keith Coates RCAF (R/3272)
Sgt Norman Walter Harding RAFVR (910064)
Sgt Cyril George Blandon RAF (645412)
Sgt John Stanley Burnside RAF (538670)
R.I.P.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1095&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
http://forum.mestreechonline.nl/showthread.php?t=3040
Royal Air force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World war 1941 Page 85.
Stichting 18 September

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
11-Nov-2014 20:11 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-May-2016 18:07 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Sep-2018 13:19 Red Dragon Updated [Narrative]
30-Oct-2018 08:25 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
08-Jul-2019 11:04 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
10-Jul-2019 16:39 TigerTimon Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Dec-2021 09:54 Rob Davis Updated [Narrative]

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