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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 80127
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:06-MAR-1917
Time:17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic be2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2e
Owner/operator:16 Sqn RFC
Registration: A2785
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Souchez, Pas-de-Calais department, Hauts-de-France region -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
6.3.17: Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c A2785 of 16 Squadron, RFC. Shot down by air ace Manfred von Richthofen in Albatros D.II. over Souchez, a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France
Both Crew of B.E.2c A2785 were killed:

2nd Lt Gerald Maurice Gosset-Bibby (aged 19)
Lt Geoffrey Joseph Oglivie Brichta (Canadian, Aged 32, on attachment from the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion)

Sources:

1. http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/index.php
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souchez
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_victories_of_Manfred_von_Richthofen
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/469668/bibby,-gerald-maurice-gosset/
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/469708/brichta,-/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Nov-2011 11:38 Nepa Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Narrative]
23-Jul-2013 00:25 JINX Updated [Operator, Narrative]
18-Nov-2013 17:28 Nepa Updated [Operator, Country]
26-Jan-2019 16:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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