Date & Time: Dec 18, 1939
Operator:
Registration:
N2940
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Honington - Honington
Country:
Germany
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
5
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
While performing a reconnaissance flight off the German coast, the aircraft was shot down by enemy fire, went out of control and crashed into the sea off Wilhelmshaven. All five crew members were killed.
Crew (9th Squadron):
P/O Eric Francis Lines, pilot,
F/S Alfred Kitto Fearnside, copilot,
AC1 Edward Malcolm George Polhill, wireless operator and air gunner,
LAC Alex Morrison Dickie, air gunner,
AC2 Clifford Walker, air gunner.
Probable cause:
Shot down by enemy fire.