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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 224026
Last updated: 23 April 2019
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Date:11-SEP-1939
Time:00:55
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Whitley B.Mk II
Owner/operator:58 Squadron Royal Air Force (58 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K8965
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Reims-Champagne Airbase, Reims, Marne -   France
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Reims-Champagne Airbase, Reims, Marne
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley B.Mk.II K8965 of 58 Squadorn, RAF. Lost on combat operations (leaflet dropping over Germany) on the night of 11.9.39. Shortly after take off (at 00:55 hours local time) from Reims-Champagne Airbase, while climbing, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames. All five occupants were slightly injured (cuts and bruises) while the aircraft was destroyed.

Crew (58 Squadron):
Sergeant A. G. E. Dixon,
Flying Officer B. W. Curries,
Sergeant J. S. Cameron,
AC.1 R. D. Fowlie,
AC.1 J. Thomas.

Sources:

1. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-armstrong-whitworth-aw38-whitley-iii-reims
2. http://aircrewremembered.com/cornish-herbert.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Apr-2019 18:37 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Apr-2019 18:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
19-Apr-2019 10:34 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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