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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19778
Last updated: 17 July 2020
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Date:02-MAR-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic both model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Blackburn Botha Mk I
Owner/operator:10 AOS Royal Air Force (10 AOS RAF)
Registration: L6539
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cairnsmore of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 2 March 1942 the Botha I L6539 of 10 AOS RAF flew into high ground Cairnsmore, Kirkcudbright. One of the crew, LAC Douglas James Thom (wireless operator/air gunner under training), died from a fractured skull. Three other were injured, including the pilot, Sgt Dixon, and the navigator who were not strapped in.

Sources:

http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?4975-Unaccounted-airwomen-and-airmen-2-3-1942
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic1177.html
http://www.aircrashsites-scotland.co.uk/anson_eastmans-cairn1c.htm
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2691129/THOM,%20DOUGLAS%20JAMES
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairnsmore_of_Fleet
https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/galloway/cairnsmore-of-fleet.shtml
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=fr&lat=54.975413&lon=-4.341573&z=9&m=b


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2008 22:21 JINX Added
08-Mar-2016 11:43 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]

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