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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227828
Last updated: 2 August 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk IF
Owner/operator:256 Sqn RAF
Registration: X7845
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 miles from Bangor near Caernarvon, Caernarvonshire, Wales. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Woodvale, Merseyside
Destination airport:
20 OTU RAF Wellington III BK234 (whilst on a training exercise), collided in mid-air with 256 Sqn RAF Beaufighter IF X7845 over North Wales, on 31.10.1942.Both aircraft fell some 2 miles from Bangor in Caernarvonshire.
S/Ldr (72178) Roger De-Winton Kelsall WINLAW (pilot) RAFVR - killed
S/Ldr (90451) Claude Thesiger ASHTON (nav.) RAF(AAF) - killed


RAF Bomber Command Losses Vol.7 Operational training Units 1940-1947.
Chorley, W R. Hinckley:Midland Publishing,2002.

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02-Aug-2019 20:44 Nepa Added [Operator]

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