Accident Hawker Typhoon Mk IB MP186, 24 Dec 1944
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Date:24-DEC-1944
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic typh model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Typhoon Mk IB
Owner/operator:438 (Wild Cat) Sqn RCAF
Registration: MP186
MSN: F3-V
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Schmidtheim -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:B.78 Eindhoven NL
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Aircraft flown by (J29339) F/O D.J. Washburn 438 SQN RCAF. One of 2 x 438 SQN losses to accurate German FLAK during mission (other loss was F/O R.F. Breen flying Typhoon MP178). Aircraft hit too low (approx 600 feet) to allow safe bale out, pilot killed in crash.

Sources:

438 SQN RCAF archives
National archives of Canada


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Nov-2017 17:35 tachel Added
22-Dec-2017 07:24 tachel Updated [Cn]
25-Sep-2019 05:38 tachel Updated [Narrative]

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