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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52022
Last updated: 16 February 2020
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Date:11-APR-1943
Time:22:26
Type:Boulton Paul Defiant Mk II
Owner/operator:515 Squadron Royal Air Force (515 Sqn RAF)
Registration: AA417
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea 30 km west of Den Helder -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Heston
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shot down by night fighter pilot Unteroffizier Georg Kraft of the 12./NJG 1, flying a Bf 110 from Bergen airfield.
The Defiant was flying a Mandrel patrol (jamming of the Freya early-warning radars) off the Dutch coast.

Crew:
Pilot F/O. B. McKeon 120219 RAF Denmark Washed up near Trans on 16 Jun 43. Buried Lemvig
Radar Operator F/O. E.H. Ferguson 116529 RAF Denmark Washed up near Vederso on 14 Jun 43. Buried Lemvig

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T2194&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 Part One


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
08-Sep-2011 05:08 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total occupants, Phase, Narrative]
08-Sep-2011 05:17 angels one five Updated [Other fatalities, Narrative]
30-Dec-2011 09:09 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Narrative]
11-Aug-2013 15:34 JINX Updated [Operator, Narrative]
25-Apr-2015 06:27 AlLah Updated [Operator]
10-Apr-2018 07:05 TigerTimon Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Apr-2018 07:06 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities]
04-Oct-2018 12:22 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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