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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155203
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Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter TF Mk.X
Owner/operator:455 Sqn RAAF
Registration: NV199
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea -   Norway
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Dallachy, Moray, Scotland
Destination airport:
NV199 T.F.Mk.X Served with 455 Sqn under RAF control, coded UB-O.
09/02/1945 Shot down during strike on Forde Fjiord.
The Dallachy Wing took part in the strike, including 11 Beaufighters from 455 Squadron, RAAF. It was led by 402379, Wing Commander Colin George Milson, RAAF, DSO and Bar, DFC and Bar. The Wing suffered badly from accurate anti aircraft fire and was also intercepted and attacked by German Focke-Wulf 190 fighters. One Australian Beaufighter, UB-O, NV 199, crewed by 413227 Flight Lieutenant Robert Charles McColl, DFC, pilot and 421749 Warrant Officer (WO) Leslie Leonard MacDonald, navigator, was shot down. The crew survived but were taken prisoner. A second Beaufighter, UB-V, NV 196, crewed by 410694 WO Donald Earnest Mutimer, pilot and 432095 Pilot Officer John Douglas Blackshaw, navigator, was also shot down and both crew members perished. A costly raid, with nine Beaufighters lost from the Wing and only the German destroyer Z-33 damaged in the strike.
F/Lt (Aus413227) Robert Charles McCOLL DFC (pilot) RAAF - POW
W/O (Aus421749) Leslie Leonard MacDONALD (nav) RAAF - POW


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15-Apr-2013 13:53 Nepa Added

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