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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 80163
Last updated: 29 August 2021
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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
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
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
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



Revision history:

21-Jan-2019 12:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
22-Jan-2019 11:53 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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