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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181288
Last updated: 28 November 2019
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Date:02-OCT-1939
Time:20:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:48 Squadron Royal Air Force (48 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K6234
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel, S of East Stoke, Hayling Island, Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Thorney Island
Destination airport:RAF Thorney Island
Narrative:
Engine failed & ditched in sea, while returning from a Striking Force mission.
Crew:
Pilot: P/O. M.V. Hunter ok.
Co-pilot: 564536 Sgt. Richard Arthur Bate RAF injured, (died 01/06/40 flying Blenheim R3630 while serving with 254 Sqn.).
535633 AC1 Samuel Meek McCraken RAF ok.
AC Hills ok.

Sources:

Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War Vol 1.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Nov-2015 09:09 JINX Added
07-Jan-2016 21:29 JIXN Updated [Operator, Total fatalities]
01-Dec-2017 10:53 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]

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