Accident Short Stirling Mk I BF313,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52724
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Date:Friday 3 July 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic strl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:214 (Federated Malay States) Sqn RAF
Registration: BF313
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:mud flats N of Westernieland, Groningen prv -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Stradishall
Destination airport:
Operation - Bremen, Germany.
The aircraft was shot down by Feldwebel Karl-Heinz Scherfling of the 4./NJG 2 - (claim) Westernieland NNW Groningen at 01:50 hrs.
All rest at Westernieland general cemetery:

Pilot:28043 Wg Cdr Kenneth Duke Knocker - Westernieland General Cemetery De Marne Grave N.474.
Co-Pilot:1212564 Sgt Tristram Edward Leonard Palmer - Westernieland General Cemetery De Marne Grave N.470.
Flight Engineer:546445 Sgt John William Caddick Underwood - Westernieland General Cemetery De Marne Grave N.472.
Observer:J/8596 Plt Off Daniel Malofie RCAF - Westernieland General Cemetery De Marne Grave N.471.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:817140 Flt Sgt Robert Henry Ritchie - Westernieland General Cemetery De Marne Grave N.476.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:R/76046 Flt Sgt Ernest George Wilson RCAF - Westernieland General Cemetery De Marne Grave N.469.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1108515 Sgt Peter Frederick Inman - Westernieland General Cemetery De Marne Grave N.473.
Air Gunner:1057396 Sgt Richard Fairhurst - Westernieland General Cemetery De Marne Grave N.475.

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History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
17 September 1942 R9350 214 (Federated Malay States) Sqn RAF 5 Bomal, Durbuy, Luxembourg w/o
25 June 1943 EE883 214 (Federated Malay States) Sqn RAF 7 North Sea 20 km west of Katwijk, Zuid-Holland w/o

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
03-Jul-2017 14:36 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Feb-2018 21:05 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
20-Feb-2018 19:38 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport]
05-May-2020 14:13 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
14-Jun-2022 08:33 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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