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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53934
Last updated: 29 July 2020
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Date:27-MAY-1940
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SWOR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Swordfish Mk I
Owner/operator:825 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: K6009
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, off Goodwin Sands -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Detling
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Fairey Swordfish Mk I K6009 "G5-B", lost 28/5/40 during a bombing raid over Dunkirk, ditched into the North Sea off the Goodwin Sands in bad visibility following sortie to attack E boats reported off Ostend. One of the two crew was killed. Captain W.G.S Aston - survived and evaded capture. The other crew member - Sub-Lieutenant (Air) Peter H. Rylands, RN, H.M.S. Glorious, [attached to 825 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm], age 19, was killed (drowned). His body was recovered next day (28/05/1940) and interred at Breskens (Kijkuit) General Cemetery, Netherlands

Sources:

1, Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Brtiain, 1976 page 48)
2. http://www.nimh.nl/nl/images/1940%20sec_tcm5-7281.pdf
3. http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/825_squadron.html
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?7250-Lt-Alexander-Desmond-NEELY-No-825-Squadron


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
06-Dec-2017 15:13 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
08-Apr-2018 23:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Oct-2018 17:57 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
10-Jul-2019 16:19 TigerTimon Updated [Country]

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