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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203691
Last updated: 9 November 2019
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Date:01-JAN-1942
Time:
Type:Hawker Hurricane Mk I
Owner/operator:55 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (55 OTU RAF)
Registration: V7400
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:west of Castle Eden Dene, Durham County, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 1 January 1942 Sgt Ronald Graham White Carter of 55 OTU RAF, Usworth, was killed when his Hurricane I V7400 dived into ground from 7,000 feet during a dogfight exercise. The fighter crashed and burned into a field west of Castle Eden Dene, now the 13th Fairway of Castle Eden Golf Club.

Sgt Carter, aged 24, of New Malden, Surrey, was buried at Hylton (Castletown) Cemetery near Usworth.

Sources:

http://ne-diary.genuki.uk/Inc/ISeq_26.html
http://www.boldonwm.uk/air3.htm
http://castleedengolfclub.co.uk/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Eden
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Eden_Dene
http://www.maplandia.com/united-kingdom/england/north/durham-county/castle-eden/


Revision history:

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02-Jan-2018 14:45 Laurent Rizzotti Added

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