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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22383
Last updated: 10 December 2016
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Type:Heinkel He 111H-3
Registration: Wk Nr ?
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 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.


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]
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