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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1714
Last updated: 25 April 2020
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Type:Boulton Paul Defiant Mk II
Owner/operator:286 Squadron Royal Air Force (286 Sqn RAF)
Registration: AA569
C/n / msn: 854
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Stn Harrowbeer, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Harroebeer
Destination airport:
Swung on take-off & DBR after hitting army lorry killing 3 & injuring 6 in lorry.
Flight Sargeant F V Peters (1312271) 286 Sqn on detachment at RAF Harrowbeer, whilst taking off from the Aerodrome struck an Army Lorry park on the Aerodrome - three army personnel killed instantly another died later, five injured. Flight Sargeant Peters was seriously injured and the aircraft a Defiant, was completely written off.
I have the list of injured and killed which include my Uncle Gnr R A Hoare RA aged 20yrs.


RAF Form 540 Operations Record Book No 286 (ACC) Squadron page no 18 - 18/5/43
RAF Form 540 Operations Record Book RAF Harrowbeer Page 1 May 1943

Revision history:

08-Feb-2008 09:35 JINX Added
23-Jan-2012 05:31 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
12-Feb-2017 16:54 Iceman Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

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