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Crash site of Wellington W5618-UH-W
2/06/1942

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Unit: 21 Squadron
Aircraft: Wellington
Code: W5618-UH-W
Base: Moreton in Marsh
Mission: Essen
Crew officer: Fl/Sgt ALBRIGHT, FREDERICK BRUCE
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Namur)

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Facts

Takeoff at 23:07 hrs for participation in the second 1000 bomber raid; this time the target being Essen, Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Reinhold Eckardt of the 7./NJG 3 (detached to III./NJG 4), who was flying a Bf 110 from Juvincourt airfield in France.
The pilot, F/Sgt Frederick Albright (RCAF, 28 y.), the gunner P/O William Richards (RCAF) and sergeants Rex Burt (23 y., RAAF) and Ernest Stephens (RAAF, 26 y.) did not survive.

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Sources:
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Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
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