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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181219
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:206 Squadron Royal Air Force (206 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K6187
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel, off Dyck Light Vessel, Pas-de-Calais, Calais -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk
Avro Anson Mk.I K6187 "VX-E" of 206 Squadron, RAF: Written off 9.9.39: After Parallel track search of North Sea, aircraft overshot airfield in blackout, continued on a southerly course until an engine failed due to fuel running out. Unable to maintain height, pilot ditched. All four crew were rescued while the aircraft sunk and was lost.

Pilot: 41295 Pilot Officer Raymond Thomas Kean RAF OK, (died 05/08/40 in Hudson P5133 with 206 Sqn.).
Co-pilot: 40981 Pilot Officer Heslop Miles Frederick Barnitt RAF OK, (died 20/10/40 while with 203 Sqn.)
AC.1 Caulfield OK
L/AC Thompson OK.

NOTE: Some sources (see links #3 & #4) give the location of the Dyck L.V. (Light Vessel) as being off Dunkirk/Calais in the Pas De other words, Anson K6187 ditched in French territorial waters, nearer to the French coast than the English one.


1. Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War Vol 1.
2. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
6. National Archives PRO Kew File AIR 81/1506

Revision history:

11-Nov-2015 09:15 JINX Added
07-Jan-2016 20:52 JIXN Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
19-Dec-2017 01:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Dec-2017 01:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
15-Apr-2019 19:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]

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