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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 131517
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Date:13-MAY-1940
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LYSA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland Lysander Mk II
Owner/operator:4 Sqn Royal Air Force (4 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P9063
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Outgaarden/Goetsenhov -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Monchy-la-Gache
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Operation: Tactical reconnaissance
AC2 (626134) Edwin MOLD (Wop/AG) RAF - killed Outgaarden Communal Cemetery, B
P/O (33493) Peter W. VAUGHAN (pilot) RAF - killed Outgaarden Communal Cemetery, B
Took off 07.30 hrs from Monchy-la-Gache. Flew over German positions on banks of Gete river. Shot down by Lt Horst Braxator from 2./JG1. (De Decker/Roba: 1.JG1). Plane crashes in field next to Outgaarden/Goetsenhoven road

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000-P9999 (Jaems J Halley, Air Britain, 1978)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/327: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14502321
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2896539/mold,-edwin/
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2896540/vaughan,-peter-william/
5. Cynrick De Decker and Jean Louis Roba, Mei 1940 boven BelgiŽ. de luchtstrijd tijdens de Achttiendaagse Veldtocht, De Krijger, 1993
6. Peter D. Cornwell, The Battle of France, Then and Now, 2008
7. http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/4_squadron.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Jun-2011 11:47 ThW Added
18-Jun-2011 11:48 ThW Updated [Date, Source]
17-Jun-2013 18:33 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
14-Aug-2013 11:39 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
19-Oct-2018 19:49 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]
29-Jun-2019 02:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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