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    Default Wellington Mk X HE228 DT-C crash

    On May 26, 1943 the Wellington Mk X HE228 DT-C of 192 Squadron of the RAF crashed at 02: 35 at Loosduinen (Zuid-Holland) in the south-west outskirts of The Hague (Den Haag), Holland.


    Does someone know the exact location where this Wellington crashed ?
    And what happened with the crew ? Some of them became POW. Did they return ?
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    Other than a T/o time of 0022 from Feltwell "for special signals duties over the Ruhr" and that they were shot down by a night fighter (Lt. Heinz Strüning I./NJGI) you have what Chorley has on page 162 of his 1943 BCL re precise crash location. Wilson was flying as navigator and radar operator.

    Crew:

    F/S G. Bell +
    P/O G Barrett
    P/O T W S Wilson
    Sgt A W Heywood
    Sgt J Thomson
    Sgt Douglas Gordon Bergey RCAF

    With the exception of F/S Bell who has no known grave, the other five became POWs, Bergey appearing on RCAF Casualty List 624, issued 11 July 1943.

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    Ockenburghstraat/Alidastraat, Loosduinen.

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    What's the source of this location ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henk Welting View Post
    Ockenburghstraat/Alidastraat, Loosduinen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald View Post
    What's the source of this location ?
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    Could have been from a crash sheet of a former Dutch air war historian; crash sheet probably archived with the NIMH The Hague (Nederlands Instituut voor Militaire Historie).
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    Some new questions:

    1. P/O T.W.S.Wilson , Sgt A.W.Heywood , Sgt J.Thomson and Sgt D.G.Bergey RCAF became PoW. At wich PoW-camp did they stay ? Did they survive ?

    2. P/O G.Barrett was confined to a hospital because of his injuries. Which hospital and how long did he stayed there ?

    3. F/S G. Bell who has no known grave. How is that possible when the plane crashed near a street in Loosduinen ?


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    So many possibilities. All crew baled out, only pilot missing. May have baled out over sea or his mortal remains burnt to ashes and impossible for identification. Let him rest in peace !
    WILSON - 133808 - Camp L3 Number 1417;
    HEYWOOD - 1537039 - Camp 357 Number 166;
    THOMSON - 1341341 - Camp 357 Number 268;
    BERGEY - R/139928 - Camp 357 Number 70, and
    BARRETT - 130697 - Camp L3 Number 1397.

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    What happened with P/O G.Barrett ? HE was confined to a hospital because of his injuries.
    Did he stayed here or was he brought to a PoW-camp after the hospital ?

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