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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 260229
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:29-AUG-1942
Time:00:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk IF
Owner/operator:406 (Lynx) Sqn RCAF
Registration: X8222
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hollow Banks Farm, near Catterick Bridge, North Yorkshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Scorton, North Yorkshire
Narrative:
Beaufighter X8222 were scrambled to intercept approaching enemy aircraft off the North East coast. They located and attacked a Dornier Do.217 some thirty miles East of Whitby at 23:00hrs. The combat resulted in the enemy aircraft being shot down into the North Sea but during the combat the Beaufighter X8222 was hit by the returning fire and the starboard engine put out of action. When they were returning to base the weather around RAF Scorton was poor with visibility reduced, as they approached for a landing the aircraft struck the roof of Hollow Banks Farm, between Catterick Bridge and Scorton at 00:15hrs. Both airmen were killed as a result of the accident and part of the aircraft was seen sticking up from the roof of the house for a number of days until the wreckage was cleared. 28 29.8. 942
Crew:
F/Lt (62009) John Robert Browning FIRTH (Pilot) RAFVR - killed
P/O (118.927) Frederick George HARDING (Obs) RAFVR - killed

Sources:

http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york42/x8222.html
http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=X8222
ORB 406 Sqdn RCAF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-May-2021 17:20 Nepa Added [Operator]
08-Aug-2021 08:55 Anon. Updated [Location, Operator]

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