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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192565
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:05-JAN-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth Mk II
Owner/operator:4 EFTS Royal Air Force (4 EFTS RAF)
Registration: T6023
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:in Humber off Weighton Lock, near Faxfleet, Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 5 January 1942 Plt Off Norman Clifford Davies and LAC Robin Harry Williams were both killed when their Tiger Moth II T6023 of 4 EFTS RAF flew into sandbank in Humber off Weighton Lock, near Faxfleet, Yorkshire, while flying into blizzard. Both were not recovered and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Weighton Lock is a physical lock gate which holds water from the Market Weighton Canal prior to discharge in the River Humber. The Humber is formed at this location from the Rivers Trent and Ouse. During low tide the area is mud and sand and thus may be considered to fit the term ’into the ground’.

Sources:

http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?4519-Unaccounted-airmen-5-1-1942
http://www.dehavilland.ukf.net/p841.htm
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Market_Weighton_Canal
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=53.629168&lon=-0.158615&z=11


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05-Jan-2017 05:05 Laurent Rizzotti Added

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