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Date:10-MAY-1940
Time:17:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic bttl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Battle Mk I
Owner/operator:12 Squadron Royal Air Force (12 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L5190
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kiem, Kirchberg, on the Luxembourg-Junglinster road -   Luxembourg
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Amifontaine, France
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Fairey Battle Mk.1 L5249 (PH-P) 12 Sqaudron, RAF: Lost on combat operations - officially described as "Battle L5249 shot down over Luxembourg, 10 May 1940". Took off from Amifontaine at 17:15. Mission: to attack enemy troop columns on the road between Luxembourg and Junglinster, 14 miles north north east of Luxembourg City. Damaged by small arms ground fire in the target area. Wrecked in force landing at Kiem, Kirchberg; all three crew survived, but were injured.

Crew of Battle L5190
Pilot Officer A.W. Matthews - Injured, captured, became PoW in Camps 9AH/L3, PoW No.1261
Sgt A.A. Maderson - Injured, captured, became PoW
LAC J.C. Senior - Injured, captured, became PoW in Camp L6, PoW No.5786.

Sgt A.A.Maderson was confined in Hospital due to his injuries. Repatriated in October 1943. No PoW number known

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1978 p 33)
2. The Battle File (Sidney Shail, Air Britain, 1997 p 144)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/240: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14142065
4. http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/12_squadron.html
5. http://aircrewremembered.com/matthews-albert.html
6. http://www.anciens-aerodromes.com/?p=33864
7. https://www.flickr.com/photos/22448264@N05/32549810542/in/album-72157679942681815/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Jun-2019 19:16 Dr. John Smith Added
21-Jun-2019 14:29 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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