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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141529
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:28-JUL-1941
Time:03:46 claim
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk II
Owner/operator:2 FTS Royal Air Force (2 FTS RAF)
Registration: V3685
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 miles northeast of RAF Akeman Street, Oxfordshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire (EGVN)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Whilst on a student's first solo night sortie, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Leutnant Dr. Lothar Bisang of the 2./NJG 2, who was flying Ju 88 C-4 R4+KK from Gilze-Rijen airfield in the Netherlands.

20-year-old Leading Aircraftman Ralph Stanley Smith did not survive and rests at Houghton-le-Spring cemetery in Durham.

Sources:

- Air Britain: RAF Aircraft T1000 - V9999, published 1997

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?3330-410728-Unaccounted-airmen-28-7-1941
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2838427/smith,-ralph-stanley/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2012 13:01 Uli Elch Added
10-Feb-2020 21:19 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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