Accident Bristol Beaufighter TF Mk X NE207, 05 Apr 1945
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154845
 
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Date:05-APR-1945
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bristol Beaufighter TF Mk X
Owner/operator:455 Sqn RAAF
Registration: NE207
MSN: UB-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea off Norwegian coast -   Norway
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Dallachy, Moray, Scotland
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Beaufighter NE207/N: Collided with Beaus NT920/C after aircraft attack, off Norway. 05/04/1945
Beaus NE207 took off at 13:45 hrs to carry out an anti shipping recce of Svinoy-Aalesund – Yttergene and Cutvaer-Bremanger. 8 aircraft from the Squadron took part in the recce and two of these including NE207 failed to return.
In addition to the 455 Sqn aircraft 10 Rock Beaus (144Sqn) 7 Anti Flak and 2 outriders (489Sqn), 12 Mustangs (65Sqn) and 2 ASR Warwicks took part in the recce.
During the patrol 6 ME 109’s were sighted at 1625 hours flying a parallel course and same height 500/250 feet. Combat ensued. Two enemy aircraft attacked. Aircraft ‘C/455’ which was seen to pull up to starboard and climb collided with ‘N/455’. The wing of one aircraft broke off and falling knocked off another Beaufighter last seen with port engine smoking. Both aircraft ‘N’ and ‘C’ failed to return.
Crew:
F/O (Aus.437417) Geoffrey William HASSELL (pilot) RAAF - Killed
F/O (Aus.428725) Edward James LOONAM (nav.) RAAF - Killed

Sources:

1.http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/.au/beaufighter.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Apr-2013 13:42 Nepa Added
07-Apr-2013 14:59 Nepa Updated [Date, Registration, Country, Departure airport, Narrative]
23-Oct-2022 12:20 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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