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Battle I K9390
Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date of Crash || 10 May 40 ||Aircraft Name || Battle I ||Serial Number || K9390 |
|Unit || 150 Sqdn ||Operating Airfield || ||Country || Belgium|
|Aircrew details || |
|Source|| Henk Welting's Database|
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|Citation ||AIR81 Casualty File Description ||Link |
|AIR81/210||Acting Flight Lieutenant E Parker: report of death. Sergeant J Whalley and Corporal R K Rye: prisoners of war; Battle K9390 shot down over Luxembourg, 10 May 1940.||C14142035|
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Does anyone know if Fairey Battle Mk.I K9390 :
1) was used by other Squadron than No.150 ? This machine was s/d on 10/5/40 as JN-I but it looks on photograph the code letter area is re-painted below "JN" code.
2) had some troubles and was damaged before mentioned 10 May ? Especially in tail area where looks like the rudder was changed.
Any comments much appreciated.
Michal ....Read More.||Fairlop on 10th March 2008 04:39:01|
|Battle K9390||Hi Michal,
According to `RAF Aircraft K` series J.J.Halley. K9390 was only on charge with 150 Sq.
so looks like with no other unit prior to being written off on 10/5/40.
`British Military Aircraft Serials` 1911-71 by Bruce Robertson says aircraft was one of:
K9176 - K9486 (311) Battle 1s built by Fairey factory at Stockport Cheshire. RR Merlin II. standard power unit.
Dave. ....Read More.||highgroundsman on 10th March 2008 05:28:13|
|Battle K-9390||Hi Alain,
White awarded a DFM:
580094 Sgt Raymond Arthur Cecil de Courcy WHITE 150 Sqn. 16-7-1940
551689 Sgt Robert Henley BURROWS No.150 Sqn. 16-8-1940
White was flying Battle L5539 on 10-5-1940 (See BoFT&N/Cornwell p.183).
The crew of K9390 were:
F/Lt Eric Parker +
Sgt J Whalley PoW (Captured unhurt)
Cpl R K Rye PoW (Captured wounded)
Col. ....Read More.||COL BRUGGY on 25th April 2011 09:02:20|
|Battle K-9390||Hi Col ,
So K9390 did not crashlanded in Belgium , but in France .
Alain12 ....Read More.||Alain12 on 26th April 2011 07:17:14|
It seems clear from many sources including published and E-Bay photos that K9390 crash-landed in Luxembourg, on the western edge of Luxembourg City. At least one photo taken by German soldiers of this aircraft is marked on the back as "Luxembourg" and dated "10 Mai 1940". Unfortunately several other photographs confirm the presence of the body of one of the crew beside the Battle. This has to be F/Lt. Eric Parker, the pilot of K9390. The other two crew members were captured.
Battle L5539 force-landed 10 miles west of Thionville in France after the same bombing raid inside Luxembourg. This was in Allied-held territory and explains why the crew of White/Booth/Burrows were not made POWs. So neither aircraft came down in Belgium.
The above came from a variety of sources including; 'The Battle of France, Then and Now' by Peter Cornwell, E-Bay photographs, maps and Wikipedia (for locating placenames !).
PW63 (Peter/Paul/Patrick ?)
Delighted to see you posting here. Like many others I am very interested in Fairey Battle crewmen and their exploits during 1939/1940. Could you please tell us a little more of your father's wartime and RAF career ? For example did he go on to fly Wellingtons with 150 Squadron ? Do you or any of your family have his Flying Logbook ? The entries in that should contain a wealth of information. I believe as a close family member one can apply to the RAF for a copy of his service record, for a fee.
Hope this helps,
Martin Gleeson. ....Read More.||Martin Gleeson on 5th November 2011 03:39:05|