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Vickers Wellington Mk.IA RAF 9 Squadron WSL N3000 Honington England 1940

Profile 0A: Profile of a Vickers Wellington Mk.IA built at Weybridge and serving with RAF 9 Squadron coded WS-L N3000 Honington England 1940

Wellington Mk1c RAF 9Sqn WSK R1335 claimed by Obtt Walter Fenske III.NJG1 nr Cologne 27 28 Mar 1941 NIOD

Operation: Cologne, Germany,
Date: 27/28th March 1941 (Thursday/Friday)
Unit: No. 9 Squadron
Type: Wellington IC
Serial: R1335 Code: WS-K
Base: RAF Honington, Suffolk
Location: Heusden, Holland
Pilot: F/Lt. John (Death) Talbot Lovell Shore 39177 RAF Age 24. PoW No. 528. Camp Stalag Luft I Barth. (1)
2nd Pilot: P/O. James (Cookie) Leslie Robert Long 89375 RAFVR Age 29. PoW No. 522. Camp Stalag Luft I Barth. Stalag Luft III Sagan (2)
Nav: Sgt. Herbert John (Tommy) Tomkins 755975 RAFVR Age ? PoW No. 852. Camps Stalag Luft I Barth. Stalag Luft IV Gross Tychow. Stalag Luft VI Heydekrug and Stalag 357 Fallingbostel (3)
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. R. D. Bews 943610 RAFVR Age ? PoW No. 536. Camps Stalag Luft I Barth. Stalag Luft VI Heydekrug and Stalag 357 Fallingbostel
Air/Gnr: Sgt. N. D. R. (Griff) Griffiths 755823 RAFVR Age ? PoW No. 548. Camps Stalag Luft I Barth. Stalag Luft III Sagan. Stalag Luft VII Bankau
Air/Gnr: Sgt. R. (Parky) Parkins 940563 RAFVR Age ? PoW No. 566. Camps Stalag Luft I Barth. Stalag Luft III Sagan

Wellington R1335 took off at 19.45hrs for an operation on Cologne with five other aircraft from the squadron. Fl/Lt. Shore and crew failed to return. A signal from Wellington R1335 at 22.37hrs which was a hour over the aircrafts expected time of arrival at the target area. At 22.48hrs a 'S.O.S' was received on the Hull frequency which was followed by the signal 'I am forced to land" followed by the letters 'G.N.' (good night) The aircraft was on the homeward journey when the starboard engine stopped. It started again but shortly after this both engines stopped. The aircraft crashed near Oudheusden, SSW of Heusden en Maas, Holland. This was John T. L. Shore's 10th operational flight. Wellington R1335 was 'claimed' to have been shot down by Obtt. Walter Fenske, III./NJGI, although other evidence indicates that the engines ran out of fuel because of confusion re the fuel stop cocks. Five of the crew had bailed out and landed safely, but John T. L. Shore had injured his ankle. It was reported later to the Squadron that all the crew apart from Sgt. Tomkins (of whom no information was received) are prisoners of war in Germany and they were uninjured The remains of the tailplane of F/Lt. Shore's Wellington R1335 under guard near Oudheusden (courtesy of Paul Pouwels)

Web Ref: http://aircrewremembered.com/john-talbot-lovell-shore.html

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