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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53385
Last updated: 11 October 2021
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Type:Bristol Beaufort Mk I
Owner/operator:22 Squadron Royal Air Force (22 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X8921
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea 10 km west of Terschelling island -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF North Coates, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Takeoff for a Rover patrol - Coastal Command armed patrol to search for enemy shipping.

The aircraft was shot down by Zerstörer pilot Unteroffizier Becker of the Ergänzungsgruppe/ZG 76 (based at Bremerhaven-Wesermünde airfield, Germany), who was flying a Bf 110. She was intercepted after attacking shipping near Terschelling island.

Pilot F/O. W.D.J. McCaw RAF Survived - POW
Observer Sgt. F.W. O'Brien 516572 RAF Bergen op Zoom 34 A 2 - initially buried Huisduinen PL-68
Wo ag Sgt. P.R. Woodland RAF Survived - POW
Wo ag F/Sgt. I.T.C. Edwards DFM 639611 RAF Bergen op Zoom 34 A 3 - initially buried Huisduinen PL-69

LW claims by Michael Balss

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
06-Sep-2010 12:30 Percy Woodland Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Narrative]
20-Sep-2010 01:17 Percy Woodland Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
31-May-2019 08:10 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
31-May-2019 08:11 TigerTimon Updated [Source]
03-Jun-2019 09:39 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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