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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19496
Last updated: 3 August 2020
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Date:07-OCT-1942
Time:day
Type:Taylorcraft Plus C2
Owner/operator:652 Squadron Royal Air Force (652 Sqn RAF)
Registration: HH988
C/n / msn: 111
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Westley, near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Westley, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Ex-G-AFUX; Registered 13/6/39 (C of R 9131/1, C of A 6652) and delivered 30/6/39 to John Wilfred Waldron Hurndell of Stockbridge, Hampshire. (Aircraft reportedly hangared/based at Odiham, Hampshire). Registration cancelled ("Cancellation by Secretary of State") 15/8/41. Impressed into military service under contract H.546122/41 as HH988 on 31/8/1941. Issued to D Flight, 651 Squadron at Old Sarum, Wiltshire. To Taylorcraft at Rearsby, Leicestershire 8/5/42 for modifications to C." standard. Modification work completed 28/6/42.

After its return to 651 Squadron as a Model C2, it was transferred to 652 Squadron on 21/9/42. On 7/10/42, HH988 stalled and crashed at RAF Westley, near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. The wreckage was later taken to Rearsby where it was struck off charge as Cat.E1 on 15/10/42

Sources:

1. Mike Draper, Auster Quarterly Vol 1 No 1 Spring 1975 at http://austerhg.org/auster_mags/Auster%20Quarterly%20Volume%201%20Number%201.pdf
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AFUX.pdf
3. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/80-register-gb-g-af
4. http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/airfield-finder/westley-bury-st-edmunds
5. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=9
6. http://133322.activeboard.com/forum.spark?aBID=133322&p=3&topicID=33107326&page=1
7. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A11.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
04-Feb-2013 19:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
04-Apr-2013 14:22 Nepa Updated [Operator]
29-Apr-2014 19:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
29-Apr-2014 19:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
24-Feb-2018 22:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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