Date & Time: May 23, 1940
Type of aircraft:
Douglas DC-3
Operator:
Registration:
OO-AUI
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
MSN:
02094
YOM:
1938
Country:
France
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The aircraft was performing a flight from Brussels to the British Isles. While overflying the region of Merville, the aircraft was hot by the German Flak. The crew attempted to make an emergency landing but the aircraft eventually crashed in a field located near Arques and was destroyed. The pilot and the navigator were killed while both other crew members and both passengers were taken POW.
Crew:
Sgt Raymond Chartier, pilot, †
Capt John M.H. Hoare, navigator, †
P/O Benson Freeman,
Pier Vrebos, engineer.
Source: http://luchtvaartgeschiedenis.be/
Probable cause:
Shot down by German Flak.