Short Stirling N 6045 U Crash 8 september 1941 Holland

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Jean Kreunen
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Short Stirling N 6045 U Crash 8 september 1941 Holland

Post by Jean Kreunen » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:56 pm

Hello,
I'm a militaria collector from Holland for over 40 years. As a boy of about 15 years old my grandfather gave me a picture of a part of a bomber in front of our house in the middle of the town. Later I started researching the history behind this picture and it is the fuselage of the Short Stirling N 6045 U flewn by Captain Wallace-Tarry and navigator Richard Pape. Pape wrote the book "Boldness be my friend" in 1951 and it tells his story about the crash in Hengelo Gld. Holland and several of his escape actions.
I'm very interested in any information about this Short Stirling and its crew.

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Re: Short Stirling N 6045 U Crash 8 september 1941 Holland

Post by pietsnellen » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:54 pm

Date: 08-SEP-1941
Time:
Type: Short Stirling I
Owner/operator: 15 Squadron Royal Air Force
Registration: N6045
C/n / msn: LS-U
Fatalities: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Hengelo, Gelderland - Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature: Military
Departure airport: RAF Wyton
Destination airport: RAF Wyton
Narrative:
Mission : Berlin. Took off from RAF Wyton. Hit by flak and later crashed between Hengelo and Steendern (Gelderland) 10 km NW of Doetinchem Holland. Sgt Pape was repatriated in September 1944, and after the war he wrote a vivid account of his many experiences under the title "Boldness Be My Friend".
Crew
Flt Lt R P Wallace-Terry (POW)
Sgt R Harper (POW)
Sgt W C Moir (POW)
Sgt R B Pape (POW)
Sgt C S Aynsley (POW)
Sgt R D Hooley (POW)
Sgt H J Dunnett (POW)
Sgt J E Dodd (POW)

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