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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 244235
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:07-MAY-1941
Time:23 15
Type:Boulton paul defiant
Owner/operator:R A F 256 sqdrn squires gate blackpool
Registration: N 1694
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lowlands farm plex lane halsall west lancs -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Aerial patrol
Departure airport:Squires gate night patrol
Destination airport:Squires gate
Narrative:
Lost electrical power, and radio, ran low on fuel, crew bailed out, pilot injured, gunner ok as far as i know, pilot was flight sgnt stenton, gunner sgnt ross according to famliy account pilot had broken legs, and was carried from the scene by A F S on a makeshift stretcher made from an outside toilet door borrowed fron a nearby farm, then taken to hospital, probably at southport

Sources:

photo of crash scene showing aircraft being recovered onto a trailer, relative lived near crash site, found the picture in a shoebox in the attic, and then research on internet.


Revision history:

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19-Oct-2020 18:24 Col b Added

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