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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22389
Last updated: 15 November 2021
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Date:22-FEB-1940
Time:12:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic H111 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Heinkel He 111 P-4
Owner/operator:3 (F)./Aufkl.Gr.?? Luftwaffe
Registration: L2+CS
MSN: 2694
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:30 miles off The Farne Islands, Northumberland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Oldenburg, Germany
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was shot down by 33178 F/Lt Peter Townsend in Hurricane L2116 and 40081 P/O George Patterson Christie and 561445 Sgt Charles Albert Henry Ayling in Hurricane L1849 FT-E of 43 Sqn. Aircraft was on a reconnaissance mission to Carlisle, broke up in mid air and fell into the sea 30 miles off The Farne Islands, Northumberland. Christie had to abandon the pursuit when his engine temperature went off the scale and fortunately landed ok at Acklington where his radiator was found to have been blocked by mud thrown up during the aircrafts take off

All four crew killed: aircraft commander named as Oblt. H.Krüger.

Sources:

1. http://www.ne-diary.bpears.org.uk/Inc/ISeq_03.html
2. http://www.rafandluftwaffe.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Fernaufkla%CC%88rung.pdf
3. https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/this-day-in-the-war-in-europe-the-beginning.41546/page-28


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Aug-2008 12:29 Anon. Added
10-Jan-2012 08:54 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Phase]
09-Nov-2012 16:20 Uli Elch Updated [[Operator, Phase]]
29-Sep-2015 19:36 sandman56 Updated [Operator]
13-Nov-2016 15:38 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Dec-2019 16:47 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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