Accident Zeppelin LZ.37 ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 849
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Date:Monday 7 June 1915
Time:at night
Type:Zeppelin LZ.37
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Sint-Amandsberg, East Flanders -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
LZ 37 had bombed Calais and was intercepted on the way back to its base at Gontrode, near Ghent, Belgium, when intercepted by British fighter pilot Sub.Lt. R.A.J. Warneford of No 1 RNAS Sqn, flying a Morane Saulnier L fighter plane. Warneford dropped six incendiary bombs on the airship which caught fire. It crashed on the monastery in St.-Amandsberg killing two nuns. It was the first time an airship was downed in air-to-air combat. Seven German crew members perished. The eight fell with the zeppelin cabin through the roof of the monastery and landed in the bed. He spent several weeks in hospital but survived. Warneford had to make an emergency landing in the dark, succeeded in repairing the engine and took off in the morning light. A street nearby is named after him.


German Air Raids On Great Britain 1914-1918 / Joseph Morris;
Herman De Wulf, Belgium, whose grandfather watched the zepelin beging shot down.


Revision history:

23-Jan-2008 05:00 ASN archive Added
31-Oct-2010 05:59 Anon. Updated [Phase, Nature, Narrative]
25-Oct-2011 12:50 harro Updated [Source, Embed code]
12-Apr-2012 13:59 Herman De Wulf Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
24-Aug-2018 07:25 Air Command Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Narrative]
26-Jun-2022 08:11 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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