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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192064
Last updated: 11 October 2021
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Date:12-MAY-1941
Time:
Type:Bristol Beaufort Mk I
Owner/operator:217 Squadron Royal Air Force (217 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W6494
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Carpiquet, near Caen -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF St.-Eval, Cornwall, UK
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The plane, returning from a reconnaissance mission over St. Nazaire, was shot down.
Sgt. D.E.R. ELWOOD (KIA)
Sgt. G.T. HARDWICK (KIA)
Sgt. W. BENNET (POW)
Sgt. G.A.D. RITCHIE (POW)



Sources:

http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=15377
http://francecrashes39-45.net/page_fiche_av.php?id=3738


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Dec-2016 16:11 gerard57 Added
04-Oct-2018 14:10 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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