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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185649
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I
Owner/operator:255 Squadron Royal Air Force (255 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N3511
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:RAF Hibaldstow, Lincolnshire. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Hibaldstow, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Hibaldstow
On night 1011 July 1941 at about 02:00hrs, Air Gunner Sgt. FITZSIMMONS was hit by a tracer bullet fired from an enemy aircraft believed to be a Heinkel He.111. Fitzsimmons nevertheless continued to fire at the enemy bomber, which was claimed as "damaged". Pilot returned to base and his AG was taken to Scunthorpe War Memorial Hospital.
Sgt (785011) John Cameron COX (pilot) RAFVR - Ok
Sgt (NZ?????) H.D.F. FITZSIMMONS (AG) RNZAF - injured


RAF 255 Sqdn ORB

Revision history:

22-Mar-2016 08:39 Nepa Added
23-Mar-2016 20:16 Next Updated [Registration, Narrative]
26-Mar-2016 10:24 J.Cryer Updated [Registration, Narrative]

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