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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185735
Last updated: 14 September 2019
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Date:08-DEC-1941
Time:20:10
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: R2398
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Farmland near Hevingham, Norfolk. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Beaufighter R2398 crashed shortly after take-off from RAF Coltishall. 8.1.1941
Wreckage fragments recovered 1980s from farmland near Hevingham, Norfolk, by members of the Lowestoft Aviation Society.
Crew:
W/Cdr (26193) Charles Mervyn WINDSOR (pilot) RAF - killed
Sgt (1180566) Gordon Percival Francis LANGDON (obs.) RAFVR - killed

Sources:

RAF 255 Sqn ORB, 255 Squadron Association website, relatives of the pilot.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Mar-2016 16:56 Nepa Added
27-Mar-2016 19:08 Next Updated [Time, Location, Narrative]
10-Nov-2016 19:25 255 Squadron Associa Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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