ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71081
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Narrative:Dived into ground Bradfield Essex 24.3.43. Aircraft had been vectored onto the unknown Stirling on a Bullseye and was fired on and crashed, AA also opened up.
de Havilland Mosquito NF.Mk.II
|Owner/operator:||157 Sqn RAF|
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|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Manningtree nr Bradfield Essex -
|Departure airport:||Bradwell Bay, Essex|
No.11 Group Operations Record Book. AIR25/194 reports; One Mosquito of 157 Sqdn. on patrol under Trimley Heath was transferred to Bullseye and after obtaining contact of friendly a/c took violent evasive action, crashing into the ground at Bradfield near Colchester. Pilot(Viscount Clive) and Nav/Rad. were both killed. No.11 Group Accidents Reported. Air 24/576 gives a slightly different version. viz. Aircraft held by serachlight; banked to starboard and dived to earth.
S/Ldr (86326) Mervyn Horation HERBERT The Viscount Clive (pilot) RAFVR - killed
P/O (139.391) A lbert EASTWOOD (obs) RAFVR - killed
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