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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20016
Last updated: 4 September 2021
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Date:04-SEP-1942
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH82a Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:21 Elementary Flying Training School Royal Air Force (21 EFTS RAF)
Registration: L6943
MSN: 3566
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Booker Airfield, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Booker Airfield, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
de Havilland DH82a Tiger Moth MSN 3566 (Gipsy Major #8990): Taken on charge as L6943 at de Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd/13 ERFTS, White Waltham in 1937. Unit renamed 13 EFTS upon outbreak of war 3.9.39. Overturned on landing White Waltham 23.3.40; to 4 MU Cowley for repairs 1.4.40; to 38 MU Llandow 30.6.40 after reapirs. To 17 EFTS North Luffenham 13.2.41. Crashed on forced landing practice John O'Gaunt Railway Siding 8.3.41; to DH for repairs 10.3.41. To 19 EFTS Sealand 31.3.41 after repairs. To 13 EFTS Peterborough 18.5.41. To 21 EFTS Booker 1.6.41

Written off when spun in after "go round" Booker Airfield, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire 4.9.42 and destroyed by fire; Pilot killed.

Crew of Tiger Moth L6943:
Corporal P.E. BROWN (Service Number 2116272, aged 28), The Glider Pilot Regiment - killed in service 4.9.42.

Sources:

1. Air Britain RAF Aircraft L1000 - N9999
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?6488-Unaccounted-airmen-4-9-1942
3. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p035.html
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2695927/PERCY%20EDWARD%20BROWN/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-May-2008 05:04 JINX Added
19-Mar-2012 00:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
08-Sep-2013 03:57 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
29-Jan-2014 05:53 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Nature, Narrative]
04-Oct-2018 15:04 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
15-Aug-2021 20:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2021 22:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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