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Aircraft Information
Aircraft Wellington I
Serial Number L4275
Markings WS-H
Memorial information
Burial/Memorial Country Germany
Burial/Memorial Place Sage War Cemetery
Grave Reference 4. E. 3.
IBCC Memorial Information
Phase 2
Panel Number 256
Enlistment information
Service Number 561939
Service Royal Air Force
Group 3
Squadron 9 (IX)
Trade Pilot
Country of origin if different United Kingdom
Last Operation information
Start Date 04-Sep-1939
End Date 04-Sep-1939
Takeoff Station Honington
Day/Night raid Day
Operation Attack enemy ships in Brunsbuttel Harbour
Reason for Loss Shot down by ground fire in target area. Part of a force of 14 Wellingtons dispatched to attack shipping in the mouth of the Kiel Canal. Only four reported bombing in the target area while another dropped bombs on the Danish city of Esbjerg 110 miles away, killing two civilians