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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141526
Last updated: 4 November 2019
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Date:01-JAN-1945
Time:
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk I
Owner/operator:85 Gp CF Royal Air Force (85 Gp CF RAF)
Registration: R6147
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Brussel/Melsbroek Advanced Landing Ground B-58 -   Belgium
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Airbase B.58. Melsbroek, Brussels, Belgium
Narrative:
Airspeed AS.10 Oxford Mk.II R6147: delivered August 1940. RAF service with 1 (P) FTS, 16 (P) FTS, 2 (P) AFU, 3 (P) AFU, 256 Squadron, 4 Delivery Flight, and 85 Group Communications Squadron.

Destroyed Janaury 1, 1945 during German air raid while parked at B.58 Air Base, Melsbroek, Brussels, Belgium during "Unternehmen Bodenplatte" or "Operation Baseplate". No fatalities reported, as it is believed that the Airspeed Oxford was empty (unoccupied) at the time

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000-R9999, (James J. Halley, Air Britain, page 39, published 1996
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Bodenplatte#Brussels-Melsbroek


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2012 12:50 Uli Elch Added
02-Aug-2017 20:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Dec-2017 19:20 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
04-Nov-2019 09:03 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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