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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19302
Last updated: 28 November 2015
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Type:Taylorcraft Auster AOP.Mk V
Owner/operator:665 Sqn RAF
Registration: TJ412
C/n / msn: 1463
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn Middle Wallop, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Middle Wallop, Hampshire (EGVP)
Destination airport:RAF Middle Wallop, Hampshire (EGVP)
Captain George Andrew Eaton was killed at Andover 1 March 1945 when his aircraft, believed to be Auster AOP.V TJ412 of 665 Squadron on night flying practice collided with Mosquito HP853 returning from a mission.

60 OTU ORB states that FLt Lt Barker of 44 Course injured and his navigator F/O J H Wilde killed. The crew were on a practice night operational patrol when a very faint may day was heard. The crash crew at Andover saw an aircraft crash about five miles away and it is thought to have collided with an Auster which crashed in the similar vicinity at the same time.

Captain Eaton was a Canadian (from North Bay, Ontario) had been awarded the Military Cross on 18/3/1944, and is buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetery.

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain 1985, p.43)

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
22-Feb-2012 09:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Aug-2012 12:58 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
07-Aug-2015 21:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Aug-2015 21:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
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