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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 79930
Last updated: 16 May 2019
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Date:25-OCT-1916
Time:12:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic be2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2d
Owner/operator:7 Sqn RFC
Registration: 5831
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Puisieux-au-Mont, Pas-de-Calais département in the Hauts-de-France -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
25.10.16: 2nd Lt William Fraser (pilot) & 2nd Lt John Collen (observer/gunner, on attachment from 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers) both killed in action in 7 Squadron RFC, BE2d 5831. Aircraft seen to be brought down in flames at 12:10 local time over Puisieux-au-Mont, Pas-de-Calais département in the Hauts-de-France, France (at approximate coordinates 50°07′00″N 2°41′44″E) whilst on counter battery patrol; Shot down by air ace Oswald Boelcke, Ja2, his 39th victory

Sources:

1. http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/showthread.php?t=66768
2. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1557666/fraser,-william/
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/745077/collen,-john/
4. https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/showthread.php?19689-100-Years-Ago-Today/page39&highlight=2nd%20William%20Fraser%20October%201916


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jan-2019 18:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
06-Jan-2019 12:45 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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