ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226277
Last updated: 15 June 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:10-MAY-1940
Time:afternoon
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: K9338
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Echternach-Luxembourg road -   Luxembourg
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Villeneuve-les-Vertus Aerodrome, 3.4 miles NE of Vertus, Marne
Destination airport:Villeneuve-les-Vertus Aerodrome, 3.4 miles NE of Vertus, Marne
Narrative:
Fairey Battle Mk.1 K9388 (GB-O) of 105 Squadron, RAF: Lost on combat operations - officially described as "Battle K9338 damaged in air operations west of Luxembourg, 10 May 1940". Airborne 15:30 from Villeneuve-les-Vertus to attack enemy troops advancing along the Echternach to Luxembourg Road. Badly shot up by ground fire (Flak/AAA), returned to base in a damaged state; probably repairable, but left abandoned at Villeneuve-les-Vertus when the Squadron retreated back to Echemines on 16 May 1940. All three crew survived, but one (LAC T. D. Clegg) sustained injuries

Crew of Battle K9388
Sgt C. Bowles (pilot)
Sgt V. Radford (Observer)
LAC T.D. Clegg (Air Gunner) - injured

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1976 p 75)
2. The Battle File by Sidney Shail (Air Britain 1997 p 130)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/224: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14142049
4. http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/105_squadron.html
5. http://www.anciens-aerodromes.com/?p=33864
6. http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showpost.php?p=125985&postcount=30


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jun-2019 18:48 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Jun-2019 18:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
17-Jun-2019 18:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
17-Jun-2019 18:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
17-Jun-2019 18:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
18-Jun-2019 02:43 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description