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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192662
Last updated: 8 November 2019
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Date:08-JAN-1940
Time:day
Type:Hawker Audax Mk I
Owner/operator:5 FTS Royal Air Force (5 FTS RAF)
Registration: K5151
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Irish Sea, off the Isle of Man -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Sealand, Flintshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Sgt Thomas Alexander Kerr (Service Number 700116, aged 29) was killed whilst flying Audax Mk.I K5151 of No 5 FTS RAF Sealand, Flintshire, when he left a formation flight in cloud and was reported as missing over the Irish Sea off the Isle of Man. He was not found, and is commemorated on Runnymede memorial.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976)
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?3064-P-O-D-Payne-amp-F-Waters-8-Jan-1940
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1802671/kerr,-thomas-alexander/
4. https://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/biography/?id=WH0432&type=P


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Jan-2017 09:52 Laurent Rizzotti Added
06-May-2019 20:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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