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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 78993
Last updated: 14 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic be2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2d
Owner/operator:2 Sqn RFC
Registration: 5785
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 km N of Loos, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Département du Nord -   France
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
4.3.17: Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c 5785 of 2 Squadron, RFC. Shot down by air ace Manfred von Richthofen in his Halberstadt D.II, 1 km North of Loos, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Département du Nord, France; the B.E.2c actually returned to base safely. Of the two crew, Lt. James Benjamin Evelyn Crosbee (pilot) was unhurt; Sgt. John Edward Prance DCM was WIA (Wounded In Action). The incident was Von Richthofen's 22nd victory in air-to-air combat



Revision history:

26-Jan-2019 15:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
26-Jan-2019 15:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
26-Jan-2019 16:36 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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