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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195113
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:30-APR-1940
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H111 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Heinkel He 111
Owner/operator:Luftwaffe
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Victoria Road, Clacton -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The German bomber plane carrying sea mines, crashed. The entire crew as well as two persons on the ground, died in the crash.
The two civilian casualties, mr. and mrs. Gill, were the first UK civilian casualties in WW2.

Sources:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-39703281
http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/heinkel-crash-clacton-on-sea-30-april-1940.14376/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Apr-2017 10:06 gerard57 Added
30-Apr-2017 12:48 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]

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