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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1642
Last updated: 17 December 2019
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Date:22-SEP-1942
Time:day
Type:Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I
Owner/operator:7 AGS Royal Air Force (7 AGS RAF)
Registration: T4075
C/n / msn: 577
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sea Off Port Talbot, Glamorgan -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Stormy Down, Port Talbot, South Wales
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.1 T4075, 7 Air Gunnery School, RAF Stormy Down, Port Talbot, South Wales: Written off (destroyed) 22 September 1942 when dived into the sea after steep turn during gunnery exercise. According to the ORB for RAF Stormy Down;

"Despite the weather 1,157 hours were flown during September" [1942] "This achievement was marred by the fatal crash of Defiant T4075 on the 22nd. It dived into the sea off Port Talbot. The crew, Flt Sgt T Shrimpton, RNZAF pilot, (age 25) and Sgt J S Tesky RCAF, Air Gunner are buried in Nottage cemetery."

Crew:
Flight Sgt (NZ41367) Thomas Wallace SHRIMPTON (pilot, aged 25) RNZAF - killed.
Sgt (R/106281) John Francis TESKEY (Air Gunner, aged 23) RCAF - killed.

Sources:

1. Halley, J J, 1981, Royal Air Force Aircraft T1000-T9999, p 23
2. https://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/515732/details/boulton-paul-defiant-i-t4075
3. http://www.ggat.org.uk/timeline/pdf/Military%20Aircraft%20Crash%20Sites%20in%20Southeast%20Wales.pdf
4. http://www.ceninrenewables.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Cottrell-1993-Stormy-AirBase.pdf
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2717926/teskey,-john-francis/
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2717925/shrimpton,-thomas-wallace/
7. https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/thomas-wallace-shrimpton
8. http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C26924.
9. https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2717926
10. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/180516893/john-francis-teskey


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Feb-2008 22:50 JINX Added
22-Apr-2015 20:12 King T. Updated [Operator, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
20-May-2019 17:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-May-2019 17:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
30-May-2019 15:41 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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