ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22383
Last updated: 1 October 2016
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Narrative:The aircraft was on a night bombing mission to the Edinburgh area when it was illuminated by searchlights. Spitfires of 602 Sqn flown by F/Lt Alexander Vallance Riddell u201CSandyu201D Johnstone and S/Ldr George Pinkerton had been ordered up at 0125 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.
|Type:||Heinkel He 111H-3|
|Registration:|| Wk Nr ?|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||off Barnes Ness near Dunbar, East Lothian -
||Updated [Registration, Operator, Phase]|
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