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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 16957
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:27-JUL-1942
Time:day
Type:Bristol Bombay Mk I
Owner/operator:216 Squadron Royal Air Force (216 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L5835
MSN: SH.28
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dier El Monas, Western Desert -   Egypt
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Heliopolis, Alamza, Cairo, Egypt
Destination airport:Dier El Monas, Western Desert, Egypt
Narrative:
Bristol Bombay Mk.1 L5835, 216 Squadron RAF. Written off (destroyed) 24.7.42: While overflying the Egyptian Desert, the aircraft was attacked by the pilot of a German fighter. The crew was forced to attempt an emergency landing in the Western Desert, at Diet El Monas, Egypt. While the aircraft was damaged beyond repair, there was no casualties.

Possible claim by Ltn Erich Schöfböck 7./JG 27 as L5835 was landing at Deir el Monas, but his claim was disallowed because the Germans thought the Bristol Bombay was a Red Cross Air Ambulance Aircraft. (Destruction of Red Cross aircraft was a breach of the Geneva Convention). In fact, it were not being used as such. L5835 was carrying out a transport mission, and, as such could have been a "legitimate target", being added to his confirmed total of 14 "kills".

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain)
2. Mediterranean Luftwaffe Claims 1942
3. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-bristol-130-bombay-i-egypt
4. http://www.aircrewremembered.com/KrackerDatabase/?s=3600&q=august%2C%2C


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Mar-2008 14:57 JINX Added
04-Oct-2018 15:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
20-Apr-2019 23:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Apr-2019 23:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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