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Last updated: 11 December 2019
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Date:14-MAR-1943
Time:c. 1500
Type:Silhouette image of generic P51 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American Mustang Mk Ia
Owner/operator:41 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (41 OTU RAF)
Registration: AG515
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Whitchurch, Shropshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Hawarden, Flintshire
Destination airport:RAF Hawarden
Narrative:
AG515 took off from Hawarden at 1425 on 14/1/43.
Its pilot was authorised to carry out a practice solo low level sortie in the Whitchurch district.
The ETA back at Hawarden was 1540.

The Mustang failed to return and was found to have crashed at Whitchurch, along with Mustang Mk I AP199.

The two pilots were assigned different routes for their exercises and it was believed that they got together at some stage of their flight for a session of unauthorised formation flying or air combat practice, and collided.

A civilian on the ground, Miss D. McLellan, suffered severe injuries when struck by a machine gun which fell through the roof of a garage in which she was standing.

127994 P/O Richard George Beevers, (20), RAFVR.
R.I.P.

Richard Beevers is buried at Lewisham (Hither Green) Cemetery.

Sources:

http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?5529-Mustangs-AG515-and-AP199-41-OTU


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Dec-2011 16:31 angels one five Added
13-Dec-2011 16:43 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
13-Dec-2011 16:59 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
17-Jan-2012 11:40 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator]
11-Nov-2012 04:21 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
29-Jun-2013 10:27 angels one five Updated [Operator]
13-Aug-2013 18:10 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
15-Aug-2013 00:10 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type]
11-Sep-2013 06:47 angels one five Updated [Operator]
30-Apr-2015 10:56 angels one five Updated [Time, Narrative]
25-Nov-2018 18:27 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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