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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 176706
Last updated: 19 December 2020
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Date:23-JUL-1942
Time:23:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic A20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DB-7B Boston III
Owner/operator:24 Sqn SAAF
Registration: Z2223
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:LG.99, 40 miles from Alexandria -   Egypt
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Landing Ground Y
Destination airport:
Narrative:
24 Sqn aircraft/crew allocated to 12 Squadron crashed after hit by AAA when attacking an enemy airfield.The four crew members were fatally injured during the crash landing. The now rest in El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.

Crew
5049 Lt Leonard Anthony Nichol SAAF - El Alamein War Cemetery XXXIII. D. 16.
205397 Air Sgt JH J P Bayley SAAF - El Alamein War Cemetery XXXIII. C. 11.
205443 Sgt Arthur Conrad Essery SAAF - El Alamein War Cemetery XXXIII. D. 10.
Observer:94457 Lt C W D Grey SAAF - El Alamein War Cemetery XXXIII. C. 24.

Sources:

http://static.awm.gov.au/images/collection/pdf/RC09125_008--1-.pdf
CWGC
http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=Z2223

Media:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jun-2015 14:54 gerard57 Added
13-Jan-2016 08:16 Giggs Updated [Operator]
16-Feb-2018 15:29 Red Dragon Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Oct-2018 06:10 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
09-Jul-2020 12:19 rvargast17 Updated [Date, Time, Registration, Location, Source, Narrative]

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