Accident Short Stirling Mk I N3714, 02 Sep 1942
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Time:04:13 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic strl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Royal Air Force (218 (Gold Coast) Sqn RAF)
Registration: N3714
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sterrebeek, Zaventem, Flemish Brabant -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Downham Market, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 23:46 hrs local time for an operation to Saarbrücken in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Hauptmann Ehle & Oberfeldwebel Leidenbach of the Stab II./NJG 1, who were flying Lichtenstein-equipped Bf 110 F-4 G9+BC from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield.

Those who did not survive rest in the Nossegem communal cemetery.


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Revision history:

22-May-2020 18:09 TigerTimon Added
19-Mar-2021 20:58 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
07-Nov-2022 01:43 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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