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Last updated: 17 October 2021
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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:150 Squadron Royal Air Force (150 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L5540
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Bonnevoie, SE of Luxembourg City -   Luxembourg
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Ecury-sur-Coole, France
Destination airport:
Fairey Battle Mk.1 L5540 (JN-C) of 150 Squadron, RAF: Lost on combat operations - officially " Battle L5540 shot down over Luxembourg, 10 May 1940". Airborne 15:30 from Ecury-sur-Coole, France. Hit by ground fire and crash landed in the target area near Bonnevoie, Luxembourg; all three crew were soon captured.

Crew of Battle L5540
Flying Officer A.C. Roberts; interned as PoW at Camps 9AH/L3, PoW No.327.
Sgt E.H. Ward: Injured in crash. Became PoW, but confined in Hospital due injuries. No PoW No.
AC1 David Meyrick PoW interned in Camps 8B/L6/357, PoW No.13053.

South Bonnevoie (Luxembourgish: Bouneweg-Süd, French: Bonnevoie-Sud, German: Bonneweg Süd) is a quarter in south-eastern Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. Within the quarter lies most of the area of Bonnevoie, which also forms part of North Bonnevoie-Verlorenkost at approximate co ordinates: 49.597°N 6.140°E.


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain. 1976 p 36)
2. The Battle File (Sidney Shail, Air Britain, 1997 p 154)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/216:
4. Photo of accident:

Revision history:

17-Jun-2019 00:56 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Jun-2019 09:47 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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