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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1651
Last updated: 17 June 2020
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Date:25-JUL-1942
Time:
Type:Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I
Owner/operator:277 Squadron Royal Air Force (277 Sqn RAF)
Registration: V1117
C/n / msn: 612
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel, 4 miles North of Dunkirk -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Martlesham Heath
Destination airport:
Narrative:
They were bounced by six Fw190s as soon as they arrived in the search area. One of the escorting Spitfires was hit and crashed into the sea. Uffw Karl Borner 9/JG26 was credited with V117. This was the 48th & last Defiant shot down.
Crew:
Pilot:R/83862 Flt Sgt John Stanley George Arundel RCAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 102.
Air Gunner:940626 Sgt William George Bunn - Runnymede Memorial Panel 79.

Sources:

Defiant production list
CWGC
http://aircrewremembered.com/arundel-john.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Feb-2008 23:34 JINX Added
22-Apr-2015 16:11 Jixon Updated [Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
19-Feb-2018 20:51 Red Dragon Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Oct-2018 13:07 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
04-Oct-2018 13:08 Nepa Updated [Destination airport, Operator]

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