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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 260260
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:07-JUN-1942
Time:23:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk IVF
Owner/operator:600 (City of London) Squadron Royal Air Force (600 (City of London) Sqn RAF)
Registration: X7946
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Missing - English Channel -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Predannack, Cornwall
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Beaufighter X7946 T/o 23:35 hrs for patrol. Shot down a Junkers Ju88 while on a convoy escort patrol off the north coast of Cornwall. The Beaufighter was damaged by return fire and the starboard engine was put out of action and the port damaged, which later failed causing the aircraft to crash into the sea. P/O Harvey managed to free himself from the cockpit, but his navigator F/O Wicksteed was trapped in the fuselage and only managed to free himself when the aircraft hit the seabed thirty feet down. They were 7 miles off Portreath and came ashore at dawn and were rescued by a party of civilians and Marines.7.6.1942
Crew.
P/O (106.869) Albert Brenton HARVEY (pilot) RAFVR - Ok
F/O (60434) Bernard Black WICKSTEED (nav.) RAF - Ok

Sources:

http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=X7946
http://www.rafdavidstowmoor.com/clog42.html
Beaufighter production list


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-May-2021 09:58 Nepa Added [Operator]
14-May-2021 11:13 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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