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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 80015
Last updated: 6 April 2019
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Date:11-MAR-1917
Time:12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic be2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2d
Owner/operator:2 Sqn RFC
Registration: 6232
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:South of La Folie Wood, Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
11.3.17: Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2d No.6232. Shot down by air ace Manfred von Richthofen in his Halberstadt D.II south of La Folie Wood, Arras, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France. Both crew of the B.E.2c - 2nd Lt. James Smyth (pilot) and 2nd Lt. Edward Byrne (observer, aged 35 on attachment from 4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders) - were killed. The incident was Von Richthofen's 26th 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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Vimy_Ridge
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/584060/smyth,-james/
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/585155/byrne,-edward/


Revision history:

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

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