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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 85359
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Type:Gloster Meteor F.8
Owner/operator:77 Sq, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
Registration: A77-559
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Haeju, South Hwanghae Province, near Haeju Bay -   North Korea
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Base K-14, Kimpo, South Korea
Destination airport:
A77-559: Ex-RAF Meteor F.8 WE910. Delivered to RAF at 8 MU 1/2/51. Transferred to RAAF 20/02/51. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn RAAF. Written off (destroyed) 27/1/52 when Hit by ground fire on strafing run; pilot ejected near Haeju, South Hwanghae Province, near Haeju Bay, North Korea. According to published sources:

"Two sections of six Meteors attacked enemy positions in the Haeju area in what must be described as atrocious weather, overcast cloud at 2,500 feet and light snow falling. During a strafing pass Flight Lieutenant M. Browne-Gaylord (A77-559) was hit by light flak knocking out his air speed indicator and altimeter. His flight leader, Flight Lieutenant W. Bennet attempted to inform Browne-Gaylord of his correct height but received no reply. It is assumed that A77-559 crashed into rugged terrain inland from Haeju whilst being flown 'blind' in bad weather."

Pilot; Flt Lt Mark Astil Baren Henry Aytack Browne-Gaylord, DFC O23665 believed to have ejected, but was never recovered and is therefore regarded as missing, presumed killed in action.

A77-559 formally struck off charge 27/3/52


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Revision history:

22-May-2017 18:53 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
22-May-2017 18:54 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Source]

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