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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52625
Last updated: 15 May 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SWOR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Swordfish Mk I
Owner/operator:811 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: W5974
C/n / msn: 1B (call sign)
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea 5 km west of Texel island -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Operation / Gardening (mine-laying) - IJmuiden - Texel area off Noord-Holland.
The aircraft suffered a mid-air collision with Swordfish DK751 (
Both crew members were taken prisoner of war:

Pilot / Sub Lt. P.W. Bentley RNVR / (Alias Pierre Fauvet)
Observer / Sub Lt. H.G. Mays RNVR /


Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
14-Aug-2017 14:26 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Nov-2018 13:33 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
15-May-2020 09:40 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]

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