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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203005
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:29-APR-1940
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.84 Dragon
Owner/operator:24 Squadron Royal Air Force (24 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X9395
C/n / msn: 6041
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mourmelon-le-Grand, Marne department in north-eastern France -   France
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Mourmelon-le-Grand, Marne Department, France
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First registered (C of R 4418) on 25.7.33 as G-ACIU to Marmaduke Furness (Lord Furness), Stag Lane Aerodrome, Edgware, Middlesex. C of A 3995 issued later in 1933. Sold on and re-registered to the Hon Brian Lewis, Heston Aerodrome, Heston, Middlesex. Sold on and re-registered (C of R 6022) 29.6.35 to Surrey Flying Services Ltd., Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey.

Impressed 2.4.40 into military service as X9395. (UK civil registration G-ACIU cancelled 4.4.40) Issued to 24 Squadron, RAF, at RAF Hendon, NW London. X9395 was taken over for VIP work and it was flown out to Rheims in France in March 1940, where 24 Squadron had a detachment operating. Substantially damaged on take off at Mourmelon-le-Grand, Marne department in north-eastern France 29.4.40. Not repaired; Abandoned at Reims, 16.5.40 due the evacuation from occupied France, and was set on fire, in the face of the German advance, to prevent it from falling into enemy hands.

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/77-register-gb-g-ac
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ACIU.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A4.htmll
4. http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showpost.php?p=116236&postcount=1
5. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Apr40.html
6. https://the24sec.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/aircraft-operated-by-xxiv-sqn-from-the-outbreak-of-wwii-until-the-fall-of-france/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Dec-2017 21:30 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Dec-2017 21:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
15-Dec-2017 21:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
17-Oct-2018 06:18 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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