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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163034
Last updated: 20 September 2021
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Date:17-MAY-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk IF
Owner/operator:600 (City of London) Squadron Royal Air Force (600 (City of London) Sqn RAF)
Registration: X7544
MSN: BQ-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Berkswell, Coventry, West Midlands, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Colerne, Wiltshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Beaufighter X7544 of 600 Sqn was shot down by the Junkers Ju 88 it was pursuing; it crashed at Berkswell and exploded. 17.5.1941 Beaufighter shot down, crew baled from aircraft.
Crew:
S/Ldr (90092) Charles Arthur PRITCHARD (pilot) RAF - baled out, injured
Sgt (972009) Benjamin Percy GLEDHILL (obs) baled out, injured.

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.uk/marg/crashes1941.htm
AIR81/6506


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jan-2014 16:13 Nepa Added
05-Jan-2014 17:39 Nepa Updated [Narrative]
09-Mar-2015 16:40 Lorenzo Lamas Updated [Narrative]
18-Mar-2015 12:06 AlLah Updated [Location, Narrative]
15-Jul-2020 09:52 Xindel XL Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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