Accident Short Stirling Mk I N6021, 16 Sep 1941
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Time:01:16 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic strl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:15 Squadron Royal Air Force (15 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N6021
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Hemslingen, Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Mission - Hamburg

Homeward-bound, the aircraft was coned by searchlights and intercepted by the night fighter crew of Unteroffizier Geislinger & Gefreiter Carl of the 6./NJG 1, who had taken off from Wittmund airfield at 00:09 hrs, in Bf 110 D-3 G9+BP. In an attack from 80 metres, the left engines were set ablaze. After some minutes flying in the searchlights, it crashed.

For the crew, see Aircrew Remembered.


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27-Mar-2020 10:39 TigerTimon Added
14-Dec-2022 14:57 tachel Updated [Source]

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