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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20308
Last updated: 23 February 2020
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Type:Gloster Meteor F.8
Owner/operator:1 Sqn Royal Air Force (1 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WA868
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:30 miles North of Barfleur, Manche, Normandy -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex
Destination airport:
Gloster Meteor F.Mk.8, WA868. 1 Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 16/8/1953: Collided with WA856 during air combat interception practice and crashed in the English Channel, 30 miles North of Barfleur, Manche, Normandy, France. Pilot killed.

Crew of Meteor WA868
Flying Officer Clive Hugh Patrick Anthonisz. RAF (Pilot, Service Number 4053194 aged 20) - killed on active service 16/8/53


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.148 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Last Take-off: A Record of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 Colin Cummings p 402
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985)

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Revision history:

31-May-2008 15:02 JINX Added
09-Jun-2008 11:44 JINX Updated
06-Dec-2013 20:03 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
25-Dec-2019 23:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Dec-2019 23:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
27-Dec-2019 12:11 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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