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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52445
Last updated: 22 April 2019
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Date:02-JUN-1943
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic P51 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American Mustang Mk I
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: AM256
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Epinay -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Odiham, Hampshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
F/O ROBERT WILLIAM CLARKE - PILOT - J12318 - From Ottawa, Ontario. Killed 2 June 1943 - age 20. F/O Clarke was engaged in "Rhubarb" operations in a Mustang aircraft (AM256) over the Cabouty - Tisieux area of France and crashed, due to enemy action, at Epinay. Some reports indicate that the Mustang was shot down during air-to-air combat with an Me 109 from JG2

F/O Clarke is buried in the Epinay Churchyard at Eure (Epinay), France

Sources:

http://www.nimh.nl/nl/images/1942%20sec_tcm5-7283.pdf
http://400sqn.blogspot.com/2011/05/they-are-not-forgotten.html
http://www.wartimememories.co.uk/allied/royalairforce/400sqd-raf.html
http://francecrashes39-45.net/page_fiche_av.php?id=862


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
25-Sep-2011 12:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Sep-2011 12:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date]
26-Sep-2011 12:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2011 23:35 Nepa Updated [Operator]
17-Jan-2018 10:26 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]

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