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 Wellington Z8839


Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  29 Aug 41 Aircraft Name  Wellington Ib Serial Number  Z8839
Unit  40 Sqdn Operating Airfield   Country  Germany
Aircrew details
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Source Henk Welting's Database

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Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/8675Pilot Officer J E King, Sergeant A A Cormack, Sergeant B T Kearsley: killed; Sergeant T Arnold, Sergeant A C Barter, Sergeant J C Bredin (RCAF): prisoners of war; aircraft shot down and crashed near Muelheim, Germany, Wellington Z8839, 40 Squadron, 29 August 1941. With photograph.C16924517

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Wellington Ib Z8839

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantAlexander Adam CORMACK (1101047) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Wellington Z8839  NA/PRO 1941-08-2940 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyReichswald Forest War Cemetery
SergeantBernard Thomas KEARSLEY (924343) Observer Wellington Z8839  NA/PRO 1941-08-2940 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyReichswald Forest War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerJohn Edward KING (63820) Pilot Wellington Z8839  NA/PRO 1941-08-2940 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyReichswald Forest War Cemetery

Prisoners of War for Wellington Z8839

RankName, Number, Trade & DetailsDate CapturedUnitPOW NoCamp
T Arnold (648067) Wellington Z8839 1941-08-2840 SqdnStalag 357 Kopernikus
A C T Barter (911468) Wellington Z8839 1941-08-2840 SqdnStalag 357 Kopernikus
J C Bredin (R/73753) Wellington Z8839 1941-08-2840 SqdnStalag Luft L6 Heydekrug


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40 Squadron losses to night fightersCan anyone help identify the night fighter crews and units relating to the following 40 Squadron losses in 1941? 16/17 January: Sgt A E Jones, Wellington Ic T2912. 15/16 May: Sgt W E Moore, Wellington Ic R1167. 26/27 June: P/O D W Horrocks, Wellington Ic R1406. Crashed at St. Laurens, Belgium. 29/30 June: F/Lt A B Baird RNZAF, Wellington II W5456. 25/26 August: Sgt D F Youldon, Wellington Ic T2514. S/Ldr A C Martin, Wellington Ic X9749. Crashed at Handzame. Belgium. 28/29 August: P/O J E King, Wellington Ic Z8839. Crashed at Mulheim. 14/15 October: Sgt J R Hiscock, Wellington Ic X9882. And the following events, where the Wellingtons made it back . The first two reported being attacked by an Bf.110, the third by a Ju.88. 11/12 May: P/O R M Smith, Wellington Ic T2911. 12/13 June: Sgt M Evans RNZAF, Wellington Ic R1647. 12/13 August: P/O A R Fitch, Wellington Ic R1168. Attacked over Nijmegen. Thanks, David ....Read More.David Gunby on 31st October 2013 04:28:43


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