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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1611
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:10-JAN-1942
Time:22:58
Type:Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I
Owner/operator:153 Squadron Royal Air Force (153 Sqn RAF)
Registration: T3931
C/n / msn: 471
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Irish Sea, southeast of Ballyhalbert, Northern Ireland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Ballyhalbert, Northen Ireland
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 10 January 1942 the Defiant I T3931 TB-E of 153 Sqn RAF took off from Ballyhalbert, Northern Ireland, for an evening patrol. Control was lost and the aircraft crashed into the sea southeast Ballyhalbert at 22:58 hours, at approximate co ordinates 54'496"N, 05'47"W. Aircraft last heard of approximately 30 minutes after takeoff

Crew (both killed):
Sgt Robert WiIkinson Foreman (pilot, 1052298 R.A.F.V.R. Age 20)
Sgt Ralph Henry John Winter (air gunner, 1386870 R.A.F.V.R.)

Sources:

1. Halley, J J, 1981, Royal Air Force Aircraft T1000-T9999, p 22.
2. The Boulton Paul Defiant: Day and Night Fighter By Phil H. Listemann
3. http://www.aircrewremembrancesociety.com/raf1942/foreman.html
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Ballyhalbert
5. https://www.google.com/maps/search/54.496,-5.47/@54.496,-5.47,1112m/data=!4m2!2m1!4b1?dg=dbrw&newdg=1
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1270223/foreman,-robert-wilkinson/
7. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1531917/winter,-ralph-henry-john/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Feb-2008 12:16 JINX Added
19-Jan-2012 14:31 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
10-Jan-2017 09:46 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
20-May-2019 00:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
22-May-2019 06:33 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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