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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152570
Last updated: 17 May 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk IIF
Owner/operator:255 Squadron Royal Air Force (255 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R2448
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:between Cawston and Aylsham, Norfolk, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Coltishall
On the 15th of January 1942 took off from Coltishall for a night navigation exercise in Beaufighter MkII F R2448. On their return to base they were on approach to the airfield when one of their engines failed and the aircraft spun into the ground, crashing in a wooded area between Cawston and Aylsham, killing both of the crew.
P/O (102.157) Michael John MORTIMER (pilot) RAFVR - killed
Sgt (751501) Geoffrey BEDFORD (obs) RAFVR - killed


Revision history:

16-Jan-2013 14:55 Nepa Added
11-Nov-2014 14:06 Earl Updated [Aircraft type, Location]

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