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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163069
Last updated: 8 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DB-7A Havoc Mk II
Owner/operator:85 Squadron Royal Air Force (85 Sqn RAF)
Registration: AH444
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sea 200 yards from Lion Point, Clacton, Essex. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Hunsdon, Hertfordshire
Destination airport:
AH444 - During air to air firing practice off Lion Point (Clacton,Essex) 6.8.1944
Havoc 85 Sqn crashed into the sea 200 yards from shore.
P/O (119210) Hugh M. McKIERNAN (pilot) RAFVR - killed
P/O (121216) Geoffrey M. BREARLEY (obs.) RAFVR - killed
Both are buried at Brookwood Cemetery.

OBR 85 Sqn RAF

Revision history:

07-Jan-2014 17:55 Nepa Added
05-Sep-2014 23:27 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Narrative]
22-Jan-2016 19:47 Angel dick one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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