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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203773
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:31-MAY-1942
Time:05:55
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Royal Air Force (218 (Gold Coast) Sqn RAF)
Registration: R9311
MSN: HA-L
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:RAF Marham -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was gaining height when it clipped some high ground and the port wheel was ripped off. Sgt Falconer maintained control and proceeded to the target (Köln, Germany). Upon returning to base he made a belly landing safely with the wheel up. Sgt Falconer was awarded an immediate DFM for his actions:

Sgt S G Falconer DFM
Sgt Humphreys
Sgt Birke
Wireless Operator:621032 Flt Sgt Bertram Arthur Wolstencroft
Sgt E J Harding
Wireless Operator:651685 Flt Sgt Leonard John Lawler
Air Gunner:621821 Sgt Edward Arthur Green
Sgt Wilkes

Sources:

Bomber command Losses 1942
218 (Gold Coast) Sqn RAF Association


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2018 22:19 Red Dragon Added
15-Jan-2018 18:42 XindelX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Apr-2020 16:18 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Narrative]

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