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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192525
Last updated: 22 September 2019
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Date:03-JAN-1944
Time:15:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter TF.Mk X
Owner/operator:47 Squadron Royal Air Force (47 Sqn RAF)
Registration: LX929
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Sea of Crete, northwest of Maleme -   Greece
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 3 January 1944 Wing Cdr William D. L. Filson-Young, the commanding officer of 47 Sqn RAF, led eight Beaufighters of his unit on a sweep around the coast of Crete, where they were attacked by three Bf 109s. These singled out the Beaufighter X LX929 crewed by Wt Off Roger John Barrett (pilot) and Flt Sgt William Henry Fairfield (navigator) and it was shot down at 1540 hrs northwest of Maleme just over the sea by Lt Horst Kizina of 8./JG 27 for his first victory. Both crew were killed.

Sources:

The Armed Rovers. Beauforts and Beaufighters over the Mediterranean", by Roy C Nesbit. ISBN 1-85310-517-1
http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?14155-Beaufighter-of-47-Sqn-shot-down-by-a-Bf-109-on-3-January-1944
Luftwaffe claim lists by Tony Wood and Jim Perry (http://lesbutler.co.uk/claims/tonywood.htm)
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx
http://www.maplandia.com/greece/kriti/khania/maleme/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2017 18:31 Laurent Rizzotti Added
04-Jan-2017 11:55 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
16-Jul-2019 08:21 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Source, Operator]

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