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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234754
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Date:03-OCT-1941
Time:23:52 claim
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:7 Sqn Royal Air Force (7 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N6085
MSN: MG-H
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was returning from an operation to Brest in France when it was attacked by intruder pilot Feldwebel Alfons Köster of the 3./NJG 2, who was flying a Ju 88 C-2 from Gilze-Rijen airfield in the Netherlands. The Stirling plummeted to the ground after six attacks, two crew members managed to escape by parachute.

For the names of the crew, see Aircrew Remembered.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=N6085
Google Maps
http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?20557-Newmarket-area-Stirling-losses


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Apr-2020 18:09 TigerTimon Added
04-Apr-2020 18:09 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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