Date & Time: Mar 14, 1941 at 2234 LT
Operator:
Registration:
L7858
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Bombing
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Mildenhall - Mildenhall
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
6
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The aircraft left RAF Mildenhall at 1940LT on a bombing mission to Gelsenkirchen. While flying by night over The Netherlands, the bomber was shot down by the pilot of a German night fighter and crashed in a field in Sevenum. All six crew members were killed.
Crew (149th Squadron):
Sgt L. R. Hawley,
Sgt C. B. Rogers,
Sgt E. G. Prettyman,
Sgt W. G. Marett,
Sgt E. White,
Sgt C. G. H. Ward.
Probable cause:
Shot down by a German night fighter.