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Last updated: 20 September 2021
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Date:19-OCT-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk IIF
Owner/operator:600 (City of London) Squadron Royal Air Force (600 (City of London) Sqn RAF)
Registration: T3020
MSN: BQ-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:sea in Kennack Bay near RAF Predannack, Cornwall, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Predannack, Cornwall
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Beaufighter T3020 (600 Sqdn) aircraft accident returning from operational flight. 19 October 1941.
OCTOBER 19TH. - COVERACK, CORNWALL.
At 10.31 P .M. information was received, through the coastguard, that the coastwatching post at Kennack had seen an aeroplane crash into the sea in Kennack Bay, and in eight minutes the motor life-boat The Three Sisters was away. A strong S.W. wind was blowing, with a rough sea and rain. Searching off Lankidden, below Blackhead, the life-boat picked up several pieces of wreckage from an aeroplane. She continued her search, but found nothing more, and returned to her station at 01:30 A.M. The lost aeroplane was identified as a British Beaufighter, and the life-boat was thanked by the Group of the R.A.F. to which the aeroplane belonged.
Crew:
P/O (60828) Royston George Carpenter RUSBRIDGE (pilot) RAF : killed
Sgt (1101795) Joseph Robert CARNEY (obs) RAFVR : killed;

Sources:

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C17083933
AIR81/9701


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jul-2020 10:21 Nepa Added [Operator]
06-May-2021 21:53 Fanda Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Narrative, Operator]

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