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Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:10-MAY-1940
Time:16:15
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
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Clémency, Capellen -   Luxembourg
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Villeneuve-les-Vertus Aerodrome, 3.4 miles NE of Vertus, Marne
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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

Sources:

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: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14142034
4. https://www.asisbiz.com/il2/Fairey-Battle/Fairey-Battle/pages/Fairey-Battle-I-RAF-105Sqn-GBK-P2200-Battle-of-France-Revi-77-p12-0A.html
5. https://www.backtonormandy.org/the-history/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/fairey-battle/22591-P22001940-05-09.html
6. http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/10294.php
7. http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/105_squadron.html
8. http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=11165
9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clemency,_Luxembourg
10. http://www.anciens-aerodromes.com/?p=33864


Revision history:

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

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