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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19463
Last updated: 17 February 2020
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Date:12-MAR-1943
Time:
Type:Taylorcraft Auster I
Owner/operator:653 Squadron Royal Air Force (653 Sqn RAF)
Registration: LB292
C/n / msn: 163
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:West of Brooklands, Byfleet, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Brooklands, Surrey
Destination airport:Farnborough, Hampshire (EGLF)
Narrative:
Delivered to 20 MU RAF Aston Down on 29/8/42 before being issued to 653 Squadron at Farnborough on 1/9/42.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when hit balloon cable in bad visibility and crashed near Brooklands, west of Byfleet, Surrey on 13/3/1943. Pilot, Capt (Royal Artillery) W.M.A. WHITSON, 95156 killed

Sources:

1. Mike Draper, Auster Quarterly Vol 1 No 2 Summer 1975
2. "Unarmed into Battle: The Story of the AOP" by Maj-Gen H J Parham
3. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=60
4. http://www.auster.ukf.net/p01.htm
5. http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=15032
6. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?8025-430312-Unaccounted-airmen-12-3-1943


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
04-Feb-2013 19:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Apr-2013 17:17 Nepa Updated [Operator]
30-Apr-2014 00:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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