Accident Short Stirling Mk I R9350,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236631
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Date:Thursday 17 September 1942
Time:01:08 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic strl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:214 (Federated Malay States) Sqn RAF
Registration: R9350
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bomal, Durbuy, Luxembourg -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Stradishall, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 20:58 hrs local time for an operation against the Krupp works at Essen in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Walter Ehle of the Stab II./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 F-4 from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield.

Six crew members found a last resting place at the Heverlee war cemetery:
W/O Stephen A. Levenson, pilot - Sgt George B. Melton, flight engineer, 29 years old - F/Sgt Stuart S. Newcombe, observer, 29 years old - Sgt William J. Davies, wireless operator, 34 years old and Sgt Laurence C. Tillin, also wireless operator, 28 years old. The two remaining comrades survived the drama: Sgt G.A. Barrow and Sgt R.J. Cox were taken prisoner of war.


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Other occurrences involving this aircraft

3 July 1942 BF313 214 (Federated Malay States) Sqn RAF 8 mud flats N of Westernieland, Groningen prv w/o
25 June 1943 EE883 214 (Federated Malay States) Sqn RAF 7 North Sea 20 km west of Katwijk, Zuid-Holland w/o

Revision history:

02-Jun-2020 07:13 TigerTimon Added
23-Mar-2021 16:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
26-Jun-2022 01:02 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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