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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203513
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Date:18-MAY-1942
Time:00:57 LT
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Royal Air Force (218 (Gold Coast) Sqn RAF)
Registration: N6071
MSN: HA-G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Lyne, Tarm, Midtjylland -   Denmark
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
While flying over Westerland, attacked by the crew of Oberleutnant Rudolf Schoenert & Feldwebel Johannes Richter of the 4./NJG 2, who had taken off from Westerland/Sylt airfield at 00:05 hrs, in Bf 110 F-4 R4+BM.
The stricken Stirling followed the Danish coast to the north and crashed near Lyne after the crew had baled out. 3 crew members were hit by shrapnel on their descent. Unfortunately Fg Off Barnfather sustained shrapnel wound to his stomach and died:

Pilot:36241 Flt Lt A G L Humphreys DFC PoW (Went to hospital due to sores and was repatriated on February 6, 1945 aboard the "Arundel Castle.")
Flight Engineer: NZ402059 Sgt R I Hill RNZAF PoW camps 8B / 344 Lamsdorf. PoW Number 25105
Navigator:568172 Sgt J N T Taylor PoW camps L3 Sagan / L6 Heydekrug / L4 Gross Tychow. PoW Number 96.
Observer:400393 Fg Off E R Barnfather RAAF - Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery AIII. 11. 13.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 550796 Sgt R Layfield PoW camps L3 Sagan / L6 Heydekrug / 357 Thorn-Fallingbostel. PoW Number 67.
Air Gunner: 971165 Sgt G Toynbee-Clarke PoW camps L3 Sagan / L6 Heydekrug / 357 Thorn-Fallingbostel. PoW Number 99.
Air Gunner:611762 Sgt W A Lawrence PoW camps 8B Lamsdorf / 4C Colditz / 4B Mühlberg. PoW Number 25113.

Sources:

http://www.flensted.eu.com/194224.shtml
CWGC
RAF Prisoners of War
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Dec-2017 19:55 Red Dragon Added
29-Dec-2017 12:04 Red Dragon Updated [Source]
15-Jan-2018 18:30 XindelX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
22-May-2021 12:53 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Registration, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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