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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202876
Last updated: 10 May 2020
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Date:12-DEC-1940
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SWOR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Swordfish Mk I
Owner/operator:812 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: L2748
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Plouzané, Finistère -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During the night of 11-12 December 1940, the Swordfish I L2748 of 812 Sqn FAA did not retirn from a mine laying sortie to Brest. It was shot down by Flak near the target and crashed at Plouzané (west of Brest). Both crew were killed and were buried on the 16th in Brest Kerfautras cemetery.

Crew (both killed):
Sub-lt (A) Edward Marlow Hamilton (pilot)
Midshipman (A) Peter Newton Lofts (air gunner)

Note: the crash hour is not known, but the CWGC records show the 12th as the death date.

Sources:

http://www.absa3945.com/Pertes%20Bretagne/Finistere/pertes_raf_finistere.html
http://francecrashes39-45.net/page_fiche_av.php?id=2818
http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/06596.php
"Battle of Britain-The Forgotten Months, November and December 1940", by John Foreman. ISBN 1-871187-02-8
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plouzan%C3%A9
http://www.maplandia.com/france/bretagne/finistere/brest/plouzane/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Dec-2017 15:55 Laurent Rizzotti Added
19-Oct-2018 13:48 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
17-Dec-2019 19:09 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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