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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 78996
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:01-FEB-1917
Time:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic be2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2d
Owner/operator:16 Sqn RFC
Registration: 6742
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 km SW of Thelus, Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
1.2.17: Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2d 6742 Shot down by air ace Manfred von Richthofen in his Halbertstadt D.II, 1 km south west of Thelus, Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. Both of the two crew were killed: Lt. Percival William Murray (pilot, aged 20, on attachment from 6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry) and Lt Duncan John McRae (Canadian). They were officially posted as "missing" on 1.2.17, but deemed to have been KIA (Killed In Action) with effect from 20.9.17. The incident was Von Richthofen's 19th victory in air to air combat

Sources:

1. http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/index.php
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_victories_of_Manfred_von_Richthofen
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/618292/murray,-percival-william/
4. http://www.rafmuseumstoryvault.org.uk/archive/murray-p.w.-percival-william


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Jan-2019 22:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
20-Jan-2019 22:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
22-Jan-2019 11:52 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
24-Jan-2019 03:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities]

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