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Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic bttl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Battle Mk I
Owner/operator:105 Squadron Royal Air Force (105 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P2200
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Clémency, Capellen -   Luxembourg
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Villeneuve-les-Vertus Aerodrome, 3.4 miles NE of Vertus, Marne
Destination airport:
Fairey Battle Mk.1 P2200 (GB-K) of 105 Squadron, RAF: Written off (damaghed beyond repair) on combat operations on 10 May 1940. Took off from Villeneuve-les-Vertus Aerodrome, 3.4 miles NE of Vertus, Marne, France at 15:30. Last sighted diving towards an enemy troop column advancing along the Echternach-Luxembourg road. The Fairey Battle was hit by Flak/AAA near Clemency, and belly landed at 16:15 hrs. The aircraft was wrecked and abandoned, but all three crew survived, and were taken as POWs

Crew of Battle P2200:
Sergeant D F Eastick; interned in Camps 8B/L6/357, PoW No.13079
Temporary Aircraftman 2nd Class S R Wright; in Camps 8B/L6/L4, PoW No.13074.
Pilot Officer D G O'Brien: interned in Camp L3, PoW No.597

Clemency (Luxembourgish: Kënzeg, German: Küntzig) is a town and a former commune in south-western Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Capellen, which is part of the district of Luxembourg at approximate Coordinates: 49.5958°N 5.875°E


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000-P9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1978 p 13)
2. The Battle File by Sidney Shail (Air Britain 1997 p 165)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/209:

Revision history:

16-Jun-2019 00:22 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Jun-2019 09:46 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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