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Last updated: 7 December 2019
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Date:18-OCT-1942
Time:c. 0815
Type:Silhouette image of generic P51 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American Mustang Mk I
Owner/operator:16 Squadron Royal Air Force (16 Sqn RAF)
Registration: AM115
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mi. north of Frampton Church, near Maiden Newton, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Weston Zoyland
Destination airport:RAF Weston Zoyland
Narrative:
At about 0750 two Mustangs, piloted by F/O Franklin and P/O Sampson, took off from their base at Weston Zoyland to carry out a tactical reconnaissance flight that was part of the preparation for Exercise Blackmore, to be held in February 1943, involving the Guards Armoured Division.

Twenty-six minutes into the flight one of the Mustangs struck a tall tree with its port wingtip while flying at low level and crashed.
The plane was totally wrecked and its pilot was killed.

F/O Cecil Ernest Franklin (21) RAFVR, killed in a flying accident.
R.I.P.

Cecil Franklin is buried in Bridgewater (Quantock Road) Cemetery.


Sources:

RAF Casualties-1942
RAF Commands Forum


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Sep-2014 20:56 angels one five Added
14-Sep-2014 20:43 angels one five Updated [Time, Location, Narrative]
12-Nov-2018 21:43 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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