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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22383
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Type:Heinkel He 111H-3
Owner/operator:Luftwaffe, 3 Staffel I/KG 26 Schleswig
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Barnes Ness near Dunbar, East Lothian -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The aircraft was on a night bombing mission to the Edinburgh area when it was illuminated by searchlights. Spitfires of 603 Sqn, RAF, flown by Flt Lt Alexander Vallance Riddell 'Sandy' Johnstone and Sqn Ldr George Pinkerton had been ordered up at 01:25 hrs and spotted the "coned" bomber and attacked setting one of its engines on fire. As the aircraft descended the night sky was suddenly lit up when the pilot turned on his landing lights before ditching successfully in the sea.

Pilot - Hptm. H. Schwilden - Killed



Revision history:

07-Aug-2008 12:29 Added
10-Jan-2012 08:46 Uli Elch Updated [Registration, Operator, Phase]
29-Sep-2015 07:59 Updated [Narrative]
06-Jan-2017 21:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Source, Narrative]

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