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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185756
Last updated: 17 March 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk VIF
Owner/operator:255 Squadron Royal Air Force (255 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X8021
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Preston Field, Henley-in-Arden -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Honiley, Warwickshire
Destination airport:
On the 27.5.1942 Beaufighter X8021 crashed at Preston Field, Henley-in-Arden, at 15:50hrs. P/O Kench made commendable but unsuccessful efforts to extricate his Observer from the wreckage, himself eventually being dragged clear by a civilian witness, a Mr. Jenkins of 76 Bristol Road, Edgbaston. The cause of the incident was a forced landing consequential upon failure of the port engine.
P/O (108.608) Anthony Sheldon KENCH (pilot) RAFVR - Ok
Sgt (1162810) Douglas Charles PENWARDEN (obs.) RAFVR - killed,
AC1 (1078136) B.L. LEWIS (pass.) RAFVR - Ok

RAF 255 Sqn ORB

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23-Mar-2016 18:17 Nepa Added

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