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Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Date:25-MAY-1940
Time:19:12
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: N9731
MSN: -
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel, 15 miles off the island of Texel. -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Detling, Kent, England
Destination airport:RAF Detling, Kent, England
Narrative:
No. 500 (County of Kent) Squadron RAuxAF, Coastal Command, Avro Anson Mk 1 N9731 "MK-U", was shot down, off the Dutch Coast, by German motor torpedo boats it was dive bombing. The aircraft was ditched, en route for home, in the English Channel 15 miles off the island of Texel, Netherlands. The four crew, Pilot Officer, Alfred John Grisenthwaite; P/O, McLundie; LAC, Bowers and A/C, H. C. R. Hopwood took to their dingy and was subsequently picked up by destroyer HMS Javelin.

Sources:

Avro Anson Gunships Encyclopedia of safety (survincity.com)
World War 2 - RAF No. 500 Squadron, May/June 1940 (epibreren.com)
Some more detail of Alfred John... - The Grisenthwaite Name Through Time | Facebook
No. 500 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Dec-2020 22:55 Peter Clarke Added
16-Dec-2020 10:05 ABBA Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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