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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53461
Last updated: 11 October 2021
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Time:17:59 LT
Type:Bristol Beaufort Mk I
Owner/operator:22 Squadron Royal Air Force (22 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N1118
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea 15 km west of Texel island -   Netherlands
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:RAF North Coates, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 15:45 hrs local time for a Rover patrol along the Dutch and German coast.
Rover - Coastal Command armed patrol to search for enemy shipping.

The aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances. Three of the crew are still missing in action:

Pilot S/Ldr. D.V.W. Francis Mid 37165 RAF / Runnymede Memorial
Observer Sgt. R.J. Farthing 564639 RAF / Runnymede Memorial
Wireless Operator Sgt. J.W. Unett 638891 RAF / Sage War Cemetery in Germany
Air Gunner F/O. E. Pennington 77122 RAF / Runnymede Memorial


Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
13-Nov-2020 09:55 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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