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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226281
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:10-MAY-1940
Time:18:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic bttl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Battle Mk I
Owner/operator:226 Squadron Royal Air Force (226 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L5247
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Faubourg de Luxembourg, Weimerskirch -   Luxembourg
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Champagne Airfield, Rheims, France
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Fairey Battle Mk.1 L5247 (MQ-M) of 226 Squadron, RAF: Lost on combat operations - officially described as "Battle L5247 shot down over Luxembourg, 10 May 1940". Airborne 1700 Reims/Champagne. Shot down ground fire during dive-bombing attack on enemy columns between Wallendorf and Diekirch and crashed in the northern suburbs at Faubourg de Luxembourg, Weimerskirch 6.30 p.m. One of the three crew was killed, the other two were captured and taken as PoWs

Crew of Battle L5247:
Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) Brian R. Kerridge, RAF 39199, age 27, died on injuries sustained 15/05/1940, buried at Luxembourg (Hollerich) Communal Cemetery, Luxembourg
Sgt Anthony, Captured and interned as POW
Corporal G.H.Dixon, Injured (burns) Captured and interned as POW

Flight Lieutenant B. R. Kerridge captured badly wounded, died May 15. Corporal G. H. Dixon captured badly burned. Sergeant D. I. Anthony captured unhurt. L5247 was one of two 226 Squadron Battles lost on this operation (the other was K9183)

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain. 1978 p 34)
2. The Battle File (Sidney Shail, Air Britain, 1997 p 146)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/225: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14142050
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2259030/kerridge,-brian-rutter/
5. https://www.flickr.com/photos/43688219@N00/2370483375
6. http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showpost.php?p=187196&postcount=2
7. http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/226_squadron.html
8. http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/10294.php


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jun-2019 19:11 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Jun-2019 19:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
18-Jun-2019 02:44 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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