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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1659
Last updated: 5 January 2020
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Date:27-MAY-1943
Time:
Type:Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I
Owner/operator:10 AGS Royal Air Force (10 AGS RAF)
Registration: V1173
C/n / msn: 640
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumberland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumberland (BWF/EGNL)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Defiant Mk.1 V1173: Crashed, 27.5.1943 at Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumberland
Crew:
Sgt (1268278) John Bruce Crichton METHVEN (pilot) RAF(VR) - killed.
Passenger killed.

Sources:

1. Defiant production list
2. https://www.barrowbc.gov.uk/pdf/StoriesBehindTheStones.pdf
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2697445/METHVEN,%20JOHN%20BRUCE%20CRICHTON
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/index.php?qname=&qnum=&qdate=1943-05-27&qunit=&qcntry=&qmem=&cur=0
5. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://war-graves.co.uk/Cemeteries/England/Cumberland/Barrow-In-Furness_Thorncliffe_Cemetery_and_Crematorium/446204.php]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Feb-2008 00:06 JINX Added
25-Apr-2015 06:47 Xindel Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
15-Jan-2017 21:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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