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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 164956
Last updated: 16 November 2018
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Date:05-JUL-1944
Time:04:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito NF Mk XIII
Owner/operator:29 Squadron Royal Air Force (29 Sqn RAF)
Registration: MM553
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn Ford, West Sussex, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Ford, Sussex
Destination airport:RAF Ford
Narrative:
Damaged by flak and crash-landed at RAF Ford 5.7.1944
Mosquito was shot up over France and, after limping back to Ford airfield near Arundel on one engine, crash-landed and somersaulted. Stainton, trapped in the cockpit and fearing that the aircraft would explode at any moment, recorded in his journal that the only thought in his mind was "at least I had my cricket".
Crew:
F/Lt (110.791) George Edmund ALLISON (pilot) RAFVR - Ok
F/O (129.165) Robert George STAINTON (nav.) RAFVR - Ok

Sources:

http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH98%20prodn%20list.txtt
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1353533/Robert-Stainton.html
ORB 29 Sqn RAF


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Mar-2014 08:07 Nepa Added
21-Jul-2014 16:32 Gerrard Updated [Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
27-Apr-2015 12:53 Pipine Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Aug-2015 10:29 Nino Updated [Aircraft type, Destination airport, Narrative]
26-Sep-2015 06:51 Angel dick one five Updated [Narrative]
25-Oct-2015 18:05 DB Updated [Source, Narrative]
25-Oct-2015 18:16 Nino Updated [Narrative]

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