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Vickers Wellington Mk.IA RAF 115 Squadron KOP X3662 Marham, Norfolk June 1942

Photo 01: Vickers Wellington Mk III of No. 115 Squadron RAF at Marham, Norfolk, June 1942

Vickers Wellington MkIA RAF 115 Squadron KOP X9873 flown by W/O W B Snowden force landed Schiermonnikoog Holland 31st Oct - 1st Nov 1941

Photo 02: Vickers Wellington Mk.IA RAF 115 Squadron KO-P X9873 flown by W/O W B Snowden force landed Schiermonnikoog Holland 31st Oct - 1st Nov 1941. The aircraft took off from Marham 1750 for a raid on Bremen. Howwever it was shot down by a Nightfighter flown by Ofw Paul Gildner from 4./NJG1 with his radio operator Rudi Muller based at Leeuwarden Bf 110 with fuselage code G9+HM) and crashlanded Schiermonnikoog which is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. Schiermonnikoog is one of the West Frisian Islands, and is part of the province of Friesland. W/O W B Snowden was a very senior NCO. The crew all became POW's W/O W B Snowden,Sgt H E Woolley RCAF, Sgt A E Robinson, Sgt P V Brazier RCAF, Sgt A W Clarke RCAF, F/S P J C Darvill

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