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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 79492
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:05-FEB-1916
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic be2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c
Owner/operator:13 Sqn RFC
Registration: 4091
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Irles, Somme department in Hauts-de-France -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c 4091, 13 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps: Shot down by 5 February 1916 by air ace Rudolf Berthold during air-to-air combat over Irles, Somme department, in Hauts-de-France (at approximate Coordinates: 5006′01″N 245′16″E). Crew of the B.E.2c were Second lieutenant Leonard John Pearson (captured, taken as POW) and Second Lieutenant Edmund Heathfield Elliott Joe Alexander (also captured and taken as a POW, was also Wounded In Action)

This incident was Rudolf Berthold's second "kill"; he scored six kills between February and August 1916 while flying Fokker E.III serial number 411/15; Kampfeinsitzer Kommando Vaux, Die Fliegertuppen

Sources:

1. http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/index.php
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_victories_of_Rudolf_Berthold
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irles
4. Franks, Norman; Frank W. Bailey; Russell Guest. Above the Lines: The Aces and Fighter Units of the German Air Service, Naval Air Service and Flanders Marine Corps, 19141918. Grub Street, 1993. ISBN 0-948817-73-9, ISBN 978-0-948817-73-1.
5. Kilduff, Peter. Iron Man: Rudolf Berthold: Germany's Indomitable Fighter Ace of World War I. Grub Street, 2012. ISBN 1908117370, 9781908117373.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Nov-2018 19:37 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
22-Nov-2018 19:52 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
23-Nov-2018 16:36 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
25-Nov-2018 04:12 JINX Updated [Operator]
25-Nov-2018 18:40 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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