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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 238182
Last updated: 20 September 2021
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Date:09-MAY-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk IF
Owner/operator:29 Squadron Royal Air Force (29 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R2240
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:RAF West Malling, Kent, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF West Malling, Kent
Destination airport:RAF West Malling
Narrative:
Beaufighter R2240 (29 Sqdn) aircraft hit by friendly fire, 9 May 1941.
His aircraft attacked in error by another Beaufighter. He narrowly avoided being hit by a bullet but his radar operator was badly wounded, subsequently having one of his legs amputated.
Crew:
Flying Officer (70797) Charles Gordon CLEGG (pilot) RAF : uninjured;
Sergeant D ISHERWOOD (obs.) RAFVR : injured;

Sources:

https://www.emedals.com/united-kingdom-a-fine-dso-group-to-squadron-leader-clegg-4-5-kills-nightfighter
ORB 29 Sqdn RAF
AIR81/6334


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jul-2020 09:06 Nepa Added [Operator]
18-May-2021 17:14 Anon. Updated [Location, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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