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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22275
Last updated: 16 April 2019
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Date:17-MAY-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk IF
Owner/operator:25 Squadron Royal Air Force (25 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R2156
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:North Norfolk coast. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Beaufighter R2156 flown by Sgt Ken Hollowell with Sgt Dick Crossman as his Nav/R, was engaged in a fight with an He111 off the North Norfolk coast. The crew claimed the 111 as destroyed off Cromer. Beaufighter was apparently damaged by return fire from the E/A. The Nav/R bailed out at 1000 ft over Langham but the pilot stayed with the aircraft believing he was too low to safely abandon it. He then managed a successful landing on the marshes at Stiffkey.

Sources:

Bristol production list
25 Sqn RAF ORB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Aug-2008 08:53 Anon. Added
18-Jan-2012 07:27 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Departure airport]
18-Jan-2012 07:28 Nepa Updated [Operator]
11-Feb-2012 09:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
04-Aug-2013 14:53 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
30-Sep-2013 11:28 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
25-Oct-2013 20:14 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
15-Nov-2013 14:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
29-Jan-2016 20:48 JINX Updated [Operator]
22-Feb-2016 08:32 DG333 Updated [Operator, Narrative]
22-Feb-2016 10:44 JINX Updated [Operator, Narrative]
23-Feb-2016 13:04 Heil Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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