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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162701
Last updated: 6 April 2019
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Date:19-NOV-1942
Time:
Type:Airspeed Horsa I
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: HS114
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 16
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fylgjesdal -   Norway
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Skitten
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The purpose of this raid was to destroy the heavy water production plant at Vemork.
The glider crashed at Fylgjesdal.
In the incident two glider planes and the Halifax tow airplane crashed, probably due to iceing.
Two crew members (the pilot and one soldier) died as a direct result of the crash. The 14 survivors were executed on direct orders of Hitler the next day.

Sources:

http://ktsorens.tihlde.org/flyvrak/benkjafjellet.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Dec-2013 06:28 gerard57 Added
12-Dec-2013 08:01 gerard57 Updated [Registration]

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