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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 80168
Last updated: 1 September 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:5 Sqn RFC
Registration: 5781
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:SW of Serre, Ardennes -   France
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
26.10.16: 2nd Lt J S Smith (Wounded In Action) & Lt John Cedric Jervis (Killed In Action), in 5 Squadron RFC, B.E.2d 5781 - attacked and brought down on artillery observation sortie and shelled on reaching ground.

Shot down by air ace Oswald Boelcke 26 October 1916, south west of The Serre (a tributary of the river Oise in northern France, in the departments of Ardennes and Aisne (at approximate coordinates 4940′41″N 323′31″E). It was claimed to be his 40th (and final) victory in air combat



Revision history:

24-Nov-2018 00:36 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
04-Jan-2019 18:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
05-Jan-2019 21:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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