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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192630
Last updated: 17 November 2019
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Date:07-JAN-1942
Time:
Type:Bristol Beaufort Mk IIA
Owner/operator:TDU Royal Air Force (TDU RAF)
Registration: AW335
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gosport, Hampshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
From 1939 to 1943 the RAF Torpedo Development Unit (TDU) flew from RAF Station Gosport and used the Stokes Bay range was to observe the performance of torpedoes when they were dropped from aircraft. The torpedoes were not carrying any explosives and the anticipated use of the range was four drops per day.

On 7 January 1942 the Beaufort IIA AW335 of TDU crashed on take-off from Gosport due to engine failure and the two crew onboard, Fg Off Harry Edgar Charles Elliott (pilot) and AC1 St. Clair Roderick James Andrews, were killed.

Sources:

https://www.fortgilkicker.co.uk/torpedo.htm
http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/hancrash.html
http://thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/memorial/entry.php?id=74
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Sultan_%28establishment%29
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=50.802778&lon=-1.160833&z=14&m=w


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jan-2017 15:07 Laurent Rizzotti Added
02-Nov-2019 18:15 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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