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Last updated: 20 February 2021
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Date:02-JAN-1952
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic T6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American Harvard T.2B
Owner/operator:1 FTS Royal Air Force (1 FTS RAF)
Registration: FS816
C/n / msn: 14A-956
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tredington, 1 mile NNW of Shipton-on-Stour, Warwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Ternhill, Shropshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Harvard 43-12657 (MSN 14A-956) Delivered to RAF as Harvard IIb FS816. To No 5 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit, Ternhill, Shropshire, February 1945. To No 19 Flying Training School, Cranwell, Lincolnshire June 1945 as "FAB-K", later "FAD-X". To No 1 Flying Training School June 1947 as "FCD-H". To No 7 Flying Training School February 1948 at Kirton-in-Lindsey (moved with unit to RAF Cottesmore in April 1948) as "FBD-X" later "N-H" To No 1 Flying Training School, RAF Tern Hill Shropshire May 1951 as "FCA-F".

Written off (destroyed) 2 January 1952 when crashed into a wood after fuel exhaustion; aircraft come down at Tredington, one mile North-North-West of Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire. The pilot was killed

Crew of Harvard FS816:
Acting Pilot Officer (3131278) Frederick ALLANACH (pilot) RAF - killed

The pilot had been promoted from Cadet Pilot to Acting Pilot Officer on probation with effect from 31 May 1951. The reported crash location of Tredington is a village and civil parish on the River Stour in Warwickshire, England. The village is 2 miles (3 km) north of Shipston-on-Stour. (Not to be confused with Tredington, Gloucestershire)

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.123 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. The Harvard File (John F Hamlin, Air Britain, 1988 p.92)
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.210
4. http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.uk/marg/crashes1950-88.htm
5. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1943_2.html
6. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/39287/supplement/3865/data.pdf
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tredington,_Warwickshire .


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Feb-2021 20:11 Dr. John Smith Added
20-Feb-2021 20:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]
20-Feb-2021 20:38 Giggs Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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