Incident Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c 2543,
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Date:Wednesday 14 February 1917
Type:Silhouette image of generic be2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c
Owner/operator:2 Sqn RFC
Registration: 2543
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:SW of Mazingarbe, Pas-de-Calais department, Hauts-de-France -   France
Phase: Combat
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Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
14.2.1917: Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c 2543 of 2 Squadron RFC. Shot down by air ace Manfred von Richthofen in his Albatros D.II. south west of Mazingarbe, Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France (at approximate Coordinates: 50°28′26″N 2°43′09″E). Of the two crew, pilot, Captain George Cyril Bailey DSO was Wounded In Action (WIA); 2nd Lt. George William Betts Hampton was unhurt. the B.E.2c, although heavily damaged, managed to crash land back at base. The incident was Von Richthofen's 21st victory in air to air combat



Revision history:

21-Jan-2019 12:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
22-Jan-2019 11:53 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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