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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203611
Last updated: 23 October 2021
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Date:30-MAY-1942
Time:night
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Royal Air Force (218 (Gold Coast) Sqn RAF)
Registration: W7535
MSN: HA-C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Colombes, Hauts-de-Seine département -   France
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham (takeoff at 00:10 hrs)
Destination airport:operation - Gnôme & Rhône plant at Gennevilliers
Narrative:
Crashed at Colombes suburb of NW Paris. Initially buried at Dugny. Re interred after the conflict in Dreux Communal Cemetery.
Crew
Pilot:102593 Flt Lt Arthur Wyn Idwal Jones - Dreux Communal Cemetery Row 2 Grave 18 24
Pilot:1378284 Sgt John Kneeshaw - Dreux Communal Cemetery Row 2 Coll Grave 14-17
Flight Engineer:571552 Sgt Frederick Armstrong - Dreux Communal Cemetery Row 2 Coll Grave 14-17
Observer:1183344 Sgt Frederick Herbert Slatford - Dreux Communal Cemetery Row 2 Grave 19
Observer:1257537 Sgt Ronald John Craig Young - Dreux Communal Cemetery Row 2 Grave 12
Wireless Operator:979137 Sgt Thomas Edward Murray - Dreux Communal Cemetery Row 2 Coll Grave 14-17
Air Gunner:104401 P/O Stanley Brown - Dreux Communal Cemetery Row 2 Grave 13
Air Gunner:642788 Sgt John William Davis - Dreux Communal Cemetery Row 2 Coll Grave 14-17

Sources:

Roll of Honour 218(Gold Coast) Sqn RAF
Bomber Command Losses 1942
https://francecrashes39-45.net/page_fiche_av.php?id=3345
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2017 20:49 Red Dragon Added
15-Jan-2018 18:42 XindelX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-May-2021 12:39 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source]
24-May-2021 12:46 TigerTimon Updated [Destination airport]

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