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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193913
Last updated: 15 July 2020
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Date:23-FEB-1940
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:13 Elementary Flying Training School Royal Air Force (13 EFTS RAF)
Registration: G-ADIC
C/n / msn: 3370
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Littlewick Green, North of White Waltham, Berkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First registered (C of R 5907) 13.8.35 as G-ADIC to the de Haviland Aircraft Co Ltd., Hatfield, Hertfordshire (aircraft based at White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire). Operated by 13 E&RFTS (13 EFTS, RAF from 4.9,39).

Sgt Gerald Breese, RAF(VR) 754722, of 13 EFTS RAF was killed on 23.2.40 when his Tiger Moth G-ADIC (the mobilized aircraft probably having not yet received a RAF serial) failed to recover from a practice side-slip and spun into the ground at Littlewick Green, north of White Waltham, Berkshire.

Registration G-ADIC cancelled by the Air Ministry on 30.10.40 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?8100-Two-Tiger-Moth-losses-Feb-Mar-1940
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?11096-Places-of-death-for-airmen
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Littlewick_Green
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A6.html
5. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ADIC.pdf
6. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/78-register-gb-g-ad
7. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p033.html
8. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?21753-Air-81-Trance-4-Part-1-Air-81-1742-to-AIr-81-1999-Now-with-Open-Status
9. http://scarthoroadcemetery.weebly.com/q.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Mar-2017 21:18 Laurent Rizzotti Added
30-Oct-2017 18:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
07-Jan-2018 23:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Nov-2018 17:45 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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