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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195347
Last updated: 17 January 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic bttl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Battle Mk I
Owner/operator:218 Squadron Royal Air Force (218 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K9252
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cote de la Couche, in Chambremont woods, near Avot, Cote-dOr -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The Battle I K9252 of 218 Sqn took off from Auberive sur Suippes airfield, in France, for a training mission, but was then caught in heavy fog and crashed at 21h30 at the place called Cote de la Couche, in Chambremont woods, near Avot (Cote-dOr). The pilot, the Flg Off E V Hulbert had only a broken leg but the two other crew, Sgt Franck Dewar (observer) and AC1 Robert Francis James Wiltshire (gunner) were killed.

"Bomber Command losses, vol 1. Aircraft and Crews lost during 1939-1940", by W R Chorley, ISBN 0-904597-85-7 (no more online)

Revision history:

13-May-2017 17:04 Laurent Rizzotti Added
23-Oct-2018 20:41 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
23-Mar-2021 17:09 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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