Bristol F.2b  B8942

East Fortune, East Lothian.

 
     
 
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Aircraft Type Photo

 

BELOW: Bristol F.2B D-8096 (The Shuttleworth Trust) [Wikipedia]

 

a bristol f2b biplane on display at the shuttleworth collection

 

Photo: 2006  Kogo

 

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BELOW: A Bristol F.2 Fighter at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford. [Wikipedia]

 

Note the bomb racks beneath each lower wing.

 

bristol f2 fighter at the imperial war museum

 

Photo: 2007 Robin Stevens via Ian Dunster

 

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Aircraft Type and Background

 

RFC, RAF Bristol F.2b / B8942

 


 

Aircraft Type Designation: F.2b (Fighter).

 

Aircraft Type Nickname: Brisfit or Biff.

 

 

The Bristol F.2b two-seater biplane was designed in 1916 for the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) / Royal Air Force for operations during the First World War and beyond. The F.2b entered active service on the Western Front in 1917.

 

The Bristol F.2b fighter was equipped with a liquid-cooled V.12 Rolls-Royce Falcon engine (photo). Its maximum speed was 123mph (198kph), and a maximum altitude of 21,500ft (6,533m).

 

The F.2b was armed with three machine guns, and it carried 260lb (109kg) of bombs under the wings.

 


 

BELOW: Rolls-Royce Falcon aero engine on display at the Shuttleworth Collection. [Wikipedia.]

 

rolls royce falcon engine as used in bristol f.2b

 

Photo: 2012 Nimbus 227

 

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Aircraft Accident Details

 

Bristol F.2b B8942 took off from RAF East Fortune for a bombing sortie against the German High Seas Fleet. However, during takeoff, the aircraft stalled and descended sideways to the ground.

 

As the F.2b struck the ground, an underwing bomb exploded—killing both airmen.

 

 

 

 

 

Aircraft Crew Casualties

 

Both airmen died in this incident. They were:

  • Lt Lynn Newton Bissell (19), Royal Air Force, 201st Training Depot Station.
    (Buried, Grave 45, Athelstaneford Parish Churchyard, East Lothian. Canadian archives here.)
  • Lt Eric Wensley Bragg (22), Royal Flying Corps, 201st Training Depot Station.
    (Buried, Grave 45, Athelstaneford Parish Churchyard, East Lothian.)

 

Please click on the hyperlinked names above for further details at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's website.)

 

 

 

 

 

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Crash Date / Site

 

 

Accident Date: 31 Oct 1918.

 

Accident Site:

East Fortune [map]

 

Nearest roads: B1347 or B1377.

 

Region: East Lothian.

 

Nearest towns or villages: East Linton (SE) [map] or Haddington (SW) [map]

 

Nearest large town: North Berwick (N) [map]

 

Athelstaneford Cemetery: On W side of National Museum of Flight buildings.

(Athestaneford Cemetery link contains information on descendants of Lieutenants L N Bissell and E W Bragg.)

 

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Present Condition: No known remains.

 

 

 

Aircraft Details

 

 

Registration or Serial: B8942

Operator: Royal Flying Corps / Royal Air Force (RFC / RAF).

Operating Station: RAF East Fortune.

Station Location: East Fortune, East Lothian.

Current Station Status: Military operations ceased. Now houses National Museum of Flight buildings and exhibits.

 

 

Related Links

 

Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force Related Links (WWI)

The Royal Flying Corps at the History Learning Site.

The Royal Flying Corps at Wikipedia.

 

Bristol F.2 Links

Bristol F.2 fighter at Wikipedia.

Bristol F.2b fighter at the Shuttleworth Collection.

Bristol F.2b fighter (YouTube video including aircraft in flight. c. 6 mins.)

 

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The First World War (Chronology at Spartacus Educational.)

 

 

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