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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 136728
Last updated: 14 August 2019
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Date:26-MAY-1940
Time:
Type:Hawker Hardy
Owner/operator:237 (Rodhesia) Squadron Royal Air Force (237 (Rodhesia) Sqn RAF)
Registration: DV-?
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:? -   Kenya
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Operation: Reconnaissance
Lost: 26/05/1940
Flying Officer Hugh C. Peyton, Southern Rhodesia Air Force CR/2916, 1 Sqdn., age 21, 26/05/1940, Nairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery, Kenya
Corporal Frederick H. Kimpton, Southern Rhodesia Air Force CR/606, 1 Sqdn., age 25, 26/05/1940, Nairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery, Kenya
It is presumed that they lost their way in the extremely difficult country, and made a crash-landing. Months afterwards their aircraft was located.

Sources:

http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/237_squadron.html
The Story of 237 (Rhodesia) Squadron


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Jun-2011 13:37 ThW Added
09-May-2013 07:59 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]

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