Accident Short Stirling Mk III EE885,
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Date:Wednesday 11 August 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic strl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Short Stirling Mk III
Owner/operator:218 (Gold Coast) Sqn RAF
Registration: EE885
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Offenhausen, Bayern -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Downham Market
Destination airport:
Coned by searchlights, hit by heavy Flak of the schwere Flak-Abteilung 522 (o).

Takeoff time: 21:58
Pilot: Fillmore, Stuart Reginald, Flight Lieutenant, J/6386 RCAF - Killed
2nd Pilot: Molyneaux, Leslie, Sergeant, 741038 RAFVR - PoW
Navigator: Hancock, Harry Arthur, Sergeant, 658735 RAFVR - PoW
Bomb Aimer: Taylor, A T, Flying Officer, 132031, RAFVR - PoW
Flight Engineer: Tancock, Henry John, Sergeant, 577585, RAFVR - PoW
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: Anderson, Frederick Arthur, Sergeant, 1386170, RAFVR - PoW
Air Gunner: Bryans, Arthur, Sergeant, 1520550, RARVR - PoW
Air Gunner: Chalmers, Edward Joseph, Sergeant, R/80750, RCAF - PoW


Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 part two
218 Sqn war time records from The National Archives UK
Personnel file of the pilot F/L Fillmore from (Archives Canada)

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
18 May 1942 N6071 218 (Gold Coast) Sqn RAF 1 near Lyne, Tarm, Midtjylland w/o
28 August 1942 R9160 218 (Gold Coast) Sqn RAF 8 North Sea 30 km SW of Den Helder, Noord-Holland w/o
22 June 1943 BK712 218 (Gold Coast) Sqn RAF 8 Wijtestraat, Aarschot, Flemish Brabant w/o
22 June 1943 BK722 218 (Gold Coast) Sqn RAF 3 along Chijnsgoed road, Sterksel, Noord-Brabant w/o
26 June 1943 EH898 218 (Gold Coast) Sqn RAF 6 Zegendijk, Zieuwent, Gelderland w/o
23 September 1943 EJ104 218 (Gold Coast) Sqn RAF 6 the Bauwaldthal at Kirchheimbolanden; Rheinland-Pfalz w/o


Revision history:

08-Aug-2018 15:00 TigerTimon Added
04-Oct-2018 13:41 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative, Operator]
19-Oct-2023 16:06 tachel Updated [[Operator, Destination airport, Narrative, Operator]]

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