Accident Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2d 6231,
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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.2d
Owner/operator:2 Sqn RFC
Registration: 6231
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:West of Loos, near Lille, Nord -   France
Phase: Combat
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Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
14.2.17: Royal aircraft Factory B.E.2c 6231 of 2 Squadron, RFC. Shot down by air ace Manfred von Richthofen in his Albatros D.II, west of Loos, near Lille, Nord department, Hauts-de-France. Of the two crew of the B.E.2d, one Lt. Cyril Bennett, (pilot) survived and became a POW; the other 2nd Lt. Herbert Arthur Croft (observer) was KIA (Killed In Action). 2nd Lt Croft was originally posted as "missing", although there is a note "report of death 18/5/17" on his record card. The incident was Von Richthofen's 20th victory in air to air combat.



Revision history:

20-Jan-2019 23:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
22-Jan-2019 11:53 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
12-Nov-2022 13:11 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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