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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 245661
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Date:13-JUN-1940
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson Mk 1
Owner/operator:500 (County of Kent) Squadron Royal Air Force (500 (County of Kent) Sqn RAF)
Registration: N5225
MSN: MK-M
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea off the east coast of England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Detling, Kent, England
Destination airport:RAF Detling, Kent
Narrative:
No. 500 (County of Kent) Squadron RAuxAF, Avro Anson Mk 1 N5225 "MK-M", took off, late evening 13th June 1940, from RAF Detling, Kent and went missing, in unknown circumstances on a night patrol over the North Sea off the east coast of England, with four aircrew, Flying Officer, Pilot,  Russell K. Curzon; Sergeant, Norman J. Sparks; Aircraftman 1st Class, Laurence V. Pepper and Sergeant, George A. Mitchell.

Sources:

No. 500 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia
Detling Airfield: A History 1915-1959 - Anthony J. Moor - Google Books
World War 2 - RAF No. 500 Squadron, May/June 1940 (epibreren.com)
RAFCommands Forums


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Dec-2020 15:45 Peter Clarke Added
14-Dec-2020 17:31 Oezil Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]

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