00.01 on 14 May they took off in Wellington HZ280
AS-Q from their base Kirmington. After bombing their
target and homebound, they were hit by Flak. Not
long after they were attacked by a night-fighter.
F/O managed to ditch the Wellington in the
Wahl did not survive. He is buried in Amsterdam New
Eastern Cemetery; Sgt Partridge was also killed and
is buried at Stavoren General Cemetery. Sgt Wright
was seriously wounded about the face, chest and
knees by cannon shell splinters. He was later
repatriated. The others were either unharmed or
slightly injured and were take PoW.
S.A.H.Davis was interned in Camps L1/L6/L4, PoW
No.1238. P/O H.W.Newby in Camp L3, PoW No.1349.
F/O Wahl is
buried in Amsterdam, Plot 69. Row C. Coll. grave
14. He lies in a communal with F/L John Eldridge DFC
& Bar, also of 166 Squadron, who was killed ten days
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