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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203509
Last updated: 13 October 2021
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Date:18-MAY-1942
Time:01:42 LT
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:149 (East India) Squadron Royal Air Force (149 (East India) Sqn RAF)
Registration: R9310
MSN: OJ-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Waters off Store Bælt to the South East of Asnæs. -   Denmark
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lakenheath
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On its way to the target area the aircraft was hit by flak from Sperrfeuer batterie 299,300 and 301 as well as 4./MAA 508 by Nyborg. It crashed into the waters off Store Bælt to the South East of Asnæs.

Crew
Pilot:106066 Plt Off Arthur John Frost - Runnymede Memorial Panel 69
2nd Pilot: J/6799 Plt Off Gordon Willard Coldwell RCAF - Kalundborg General Cemetery E. 3. 17 East.
Flight Engineer:546301 Sgt James Henry Baillie - Kalundborg General Cemetery E. 3. 19 East.
Observer:108248 Plt Off Reginald Philip Gent - Kirke Vaerlose Churchyard'
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: Sgt Alfred Henry Smith - Kalundborg General Cemetery E. 3. 18 East.
Air Gunner:973686 Sgt William Collins - Kalundborg General Cemetery E. C. 19 West.
Air Gunner: 1060581 Sgt John Currie - Runnymede Memorial Panel 81.

Sources:

https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=da&u=http://www.airmen.dk/p081.htm&prev=search
http://www.flensted.eu.com/194225.shtml
CWGC
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Dec-2017 18:15 Red Dragon Added
28-Dec-2017 18:45 Red Dragon Updated [Operator]
18-Oct-2018 13:45 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
22-May-2021 13:00 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Source]

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