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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 262926
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Date:09-SEP-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk IF
Owner/operator:141 Squadron Royal Air Force (141 Sqn RAF)
Registration: V8265
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Boldre, north of Lymington, Hampshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Ford, West Sussex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Beaufighter V8265 they were directed to a He111 fifteen miles south-east of St. Albans Head. The enemy aircraft was destroyed but W/O Hamer was wounded by return fire and the Beaufighter's starboard engine set alight. He flew the aircraft back over the Isle of Wight and kept it under control while ordering F/Sgt Walsh, who was reluctant to leave his friend, to bale out.
F/Sgt Walsh exited and came down at the water's edge at Newtown on the Isle. W/O Hamer was unable to leave before the remaining engine cut out and the aircraft crashed at Boldre, north of Lymington on the mainland. 1942-09-09
Crew:
W/O (566261) Russel Chapman (Lofty) HAMER (Pilot) RAF - killed
F/Sgt (937775 ) Edmund Walsh (obs.) RAF - Ok

Sources:

1.http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=V8265
2.http://www.rafcommands.com/database/air27/index.php?qnum=141&qdate=1942-09-09
3.http://www.bbm.org.uk/airmen/WalshE.htm
4.Beaufighter production list


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2021 14:38 Nepa Added [Operator]

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