ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18746
Last updated: 2 September 2014
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Date:31-MAY-1940
Time:
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:24 Sqn RAF
Registration: W6457
C/n / msn: 6850
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Aneuil -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
c/no.6445: Regisered G-AFSO 21.4.39 to Western Airways Ltd, Weston-super-Mare. CofA 6554 issued 22.5.39. Operated by 24 Squadron, Hendon from 10.10.39. Registration cancelleld 4.1.40 as sold.

Impressed into RAF as W6457 on 1.3.40, retained by 24 Squadron. Forced landed near Aneuil, France 31.5.40 during evacuation, and destroyed by German machine gun fire. Struck off charge 3.6.40.

Sources:
http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh89.pdf
http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AFSO.pdf
http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/May40.html
http://www.goldenyears.ukf.net/reg_G-A11.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
01-Jan-2012 21:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Jun-2012 12:09 Nepa Updated [Operator]
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