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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 158643
Last updated: 22 October 2019
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Date:02-JAN-1946
Time:day
Type:Gloster Meteor Mk III
Owner/operator:74 Squadron Royal Air Force (74 Sqn RAF)
Registration: EE335
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Moreton Cross Road, 2 miles East of RAF Warmwell, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Warmwell, Dorset
Destination airport:RAF Warmwell, Dorset
Narrative:
Gloster Meteor Mk.III EE335, 74 (Tiger) Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 2 January 1946: crashed approx 2 miles East of Warmwell airfield, Dorset, close to Moreton Crossroads, after making a low run over the airfield.

The pilot performed a vertical climbing roll directly over the airfield. At the top of the manoeuvre the aircraft entered cloud. It emerged from the cloud in a dive and crashed on the airfield.

Pilot:
Flight Lt (NZ2451) Leonard MILLER RNZAF, aged 27 - buried at Bath Cemetery (Haycombe). Plot 39. Sec. H. Row F. Grave 245. Son of Mathew and Leonora Miller of Auckland, New Zealand.

The pilot had served 5 years in a PoW camp after being shot down on the 20th May 1940 - a tragic story.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft EA100-EZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1988 p 19)
2. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.25 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
3. http://dorset.hampshireairfields.co.uk/dorcrash.html
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2691692/miller,-leonard/
5. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1940-1949_28.html
6. https://www.wikiwand.com/en/List_of_fatal_accidents_and_incidents_involving_Royal_Air_Force_aircraft_from_1945


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Aug-2013 18:13 angels one five Added
10-May-2015 16:42 Angel Dick one Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Aug-2017 06:48 pietrzak Updated [Narrative, Photo, ]
16-Jul-2019 06:27 angels one five Updated [Location, Narrative]
22-Oct-2019 23:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Oct-2019 23:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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