ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71693
Last updated: 5 March 2015
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Mosquito NF.Mk II
Owner/operator:151 Sqn RAF
Registration: DZ740
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:nr RAF stn Predannack, Cornwall, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Hunsdon, Hertfordshire
Destination airport:
Returning from a patrol sortie over the Bay Of Biscay. Collided with DD707 nr Predannack 23.6.43. The crew of DZ740 were killed but DZ707 managed to return to base. P/C Humphries misjudged his position in coming into formation with S/Ldr Bodien, as a result of which there was a collision. At the time it was felt that fatigue was responsible for the misjudgement, as this type of sortie, which involved total low level flying for long periods, was extremely tiring."
P/O (138.681) James Donald HUMPHREYS (pilot) RAFVR - killed
F/O (133.534) Harold James LUMB (obs) RAFVR - killed


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Revision history:

21-Jan-2010 01:56 NePa Added
28-Feb-2012 01:01 Nepa Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jul-2014 07:34 Pepa Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
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