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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53632
Last updated: 20 March 2020
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Time:21:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SWOR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Swordfish Mk I
Owner/operator:815 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: L9784
C/n / msn: L3-M
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Polder Oud Herkingen, Herkingen, Zuid-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Bircham Newton, KNorfolk
Destination airport:
Fairey Swordfish Mk.I L9784 "L3-M" of 815 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy. Written off (destroyed) 12/5/40 on mission to bomb Waalhaven. On the evening of 12/5/40, six Bristol-152 Beaufort Mk Is from No. 22 Squadron and nine Fairey Swordfish Mk.I from No. 815 Squadron were tasked to bomb Waalhaven airfield.

L9874 took off from Bircham Newton, Norfolk. Force-landed after being hit by flak at 22.10 hours, in polder Oud Herkingen, near Herkingen on the isle of Overflakkee, on a field called 'de Munnik', owned by the Kardux brothers. The crew survived, and evaded capture, returning to the UK via Antwerp to Ramsgate. The crew members returned unhurt on 14/05/1940.


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain)

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
06-Dec-2017 15:13 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
08-Apr-2018 22:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Nov-2018 20:18 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Operator]
06-Nov-2018 20:18 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
20-Mar-2020 13:21 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source]

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