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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185649
Last updated: 10 October 2019
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Date:11-JUL-1941
Time:02:10
Type:Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I
Owner/operator:255 Squadron Royal Air Force (255 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N3511
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:RAF Hibaldstow, Lincolnshire. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hibaldstow, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Hibaldstow
Narrative:
On night 1011 July 1941 at about 02:00hrs, Air Gunner Sgt. FITZSIMMONS was hit by a tracer bullet fired from an enemy aircraft believed to be a Heinkel He.111. Fitzsimmons nevertheless continued to fire at the enemy bomber, which was claimed as "damaged". Pilot returned to base and his AG was taken to Scunthorpe War Memorial Hospital.
Crew:
Sgt (785011) John Cameron COX (pilot) RAFVR - Ok
Sgt (NZ?????) H.D.F. FITZSIMMONS (AG) RNZAF - injured

Sources:

RAF 255 Sqdn ORB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Mar-2016 08:39 Nepa Added
23-Mar-2016 20:16 Next Updated [Registration, Narrative]
26-Mar-2016 10:24 J.Cryer Updated [Registration, Narrative]

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