ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 189539
Last updated: 22 August 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:21-JUL-1939
Time:day
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk III
Owner/operator:166 Squadron Royal Air Force (166 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K9002
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Scorbrough Rise, Beverley near RAF Leconfield -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Leconfield, East Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 21.7.39, Armstrong-Whitworth Whitley Mk.III K9002,of 166 Sqn, RAF Leconfield, crashed in fog, atand flew into trees, Scorbrough Rise, Beverley, near RAF Leconfield, East Yorkshire. All three crew were killed:

Pilot Officer Joseph Murray Brockbank killed
Pilot Officer George Buchanan Baker killed
Sgt Philip Mealing killed

According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (July 29, 1939 page 84 - see link #5):

"FLYING ACCIDENTS
P/O George Buchanan Baker, P/O . Joseph Murray Brockbank, and Sgt. Phillip Mealing lost their lives in an accident which occurred at Scarborough on July 21 to an aircraft of No. 166 Squadron."

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 75)
2. http://www.santafe.gov.ar/hemerotecadigital/diario/18563/
3. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?843-Collision-21st-July-1939
5. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1939/1939-1-%20-%200276.PDF
6. http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/scottishwargraves-post-29106.html
7. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6576873


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Aug-2016 13:09 TB Added
26-Nov-2017 00:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Dec-2017 18:23 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
30-Mar-2018 18:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
30-Mar-2018 18:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
02-Nov-2018 18:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description