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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237795
Last updated: 14 October 2021
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Date:22-DEC-1940
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk IF
Owner/operator:604 (County of Middlesex) Squadron Royal Air Force (604 (County of Middlesex) Sqn RAF)
Registration: R2091
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:RAF Middle Wallop, Hampshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Middle Wallop, Hampshire
Destination airport:RAF Middle Wallop
Narrative:
Beaufighter R2091, 604 Sqdn, 22 December 1940.
Pilot Sgt. Peter F. Jackson - 22nd December. When about to attack a Ju88 Jackson was fired on by its rear gunner and badly cut about the head and face. He ordered his AI operator, Sgt. O'Leary, to bale out and in spite of his face being covered in blood and only being able to see with one eye he returned to RAF Middle Wallop. Without wireless aid and in poor visibility he made a crash-landing in Beaufighter R2091.
Crew:
Sgt (740790) Peter Frederic JACKSON (pilot) RAFVR : injured
Sgt (630959) Arthur Alexander O'LEARY (obs.) RAFVR : injured,

Sources:

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16688756
AIR81/4658


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jul-2020 21:34 Nepa Added [Operator]
07-May-2021 15:16 MuDr.Roup Updated [Location, Narrative, Operator]

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