Accident Taylorcraft Auster AOP.V NJ669,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49735
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Date:Wednesday 11 October 1944
Type:Taylorcraft Auster AOP.V
Owner/operator:127 Wg RCAF
Registration: NJ669
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Deurneseweg, Ysselsteyn, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:B.82 Grave
Destination airport:B.70 Antwerp/Deurne, Belgium
Pilot: F/O Louis Paul Emile Piche age 33 of New London Connecticut
Passenger: F/O Arthur J. Horrell age 24 of Windsor, Ontario

Both were Spitfire pilots on 443 Sqn (RCAF) stationed at B.82 Grave, Netherlands. Piche was flying Horrell to B.70 Antwerp to collect a Spitfire to ferry back to B.70. Weather was ceiling 2000', winds light.

Auster wandered over the German lines and was shot down by 20-mm flak near Deurne. Both pilots killed and interred in Venray War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands.

"Proceedings of Court of Inquiry or Investigation RAF Form 412".

Court held at Rear HQ 83 Group, RAF on October 27, 1944
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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
28-Nov-2009 23:26 Updated
26-Jan-2011 02:20 AusterBoys Updated [Operator, Source]
16-Mar-2013 03:09 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
31-Dec-2017 22:23 TB Updated [Operator]
05-Oct-2019 14:18 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source]
05-Oct-2019 14:19 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type]
05-Oct-2019 14:19 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type]
05-Oct-2019 14:21 TigerTimon Updated [Destination airport]
09-Oct-2019 15:24 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
05-Nov-2019 16:34 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
03-Feb-2020 18:31 tachel Updated [Operator]
20-Jun-2022 10:36 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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