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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 80163
Last updated: 8 May 2019
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Date:14-FEB-1917
Time:16:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic be2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c
Owner/operator:2 Sqn RFC
Registration: 2543
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:SW of Mazingarbe, Pas-de-Calais department, Hauts-de-France -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
14.2.1917: Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c 2543 of 2 Squadron RFC. Shot down by air ace Manfred von Richthofen in his Albatros D.II. south west of Mazingarbe, Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France (at approximate Coordinates: 5028′26″N 243′09″E). Of the two crew, pilot, Captain George Cyril Bailey DSO was Wounded In Action (WIA); 2nd Lt. George William Betts Hampton was unhurt. the B.E.2c, although heavily damaged, managed to crash land back at base. The incident was Von Richthofen's 21st 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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jan-2019 12:57 Dr. John Smith Updated
22-Jan-2019 11:53 stehlik49 Updated

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