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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 105759
Last updated: 15 December 2020
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Date:01-JUL-1942
Time:17:24,
Type:Silhouette image of generic A20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DB-7B Havoc
Owner/operator:107 Sqn
Registration: Z2200
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Molesworth -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Molesworth
Destination airport:Training
Narrative:
The aircraft was approaching RAF Molesworth when it crashed 200m West of the airfield at 17:24. The aircraft was on loan to the 15th Bomb Squadron (Light) who were being hosted by 226 Squadron.
Originally buried in adjoining plots at Brookwood, both were returned to the USA after hostilities.
Crew
Capt Sherman F Stracher USAAF - Unable to locate burial.
434829 Lt Charles Mente USAAF - Long Island National Cemetery Farmingdale Long Island New York
Section J Site 15254.

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
BCL 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jun-2019 14:16 Anon. Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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