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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204415
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Date:21-DEC-1940
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:13 Elementary Flying Training School Royal Air Force (13 EFTS RAF)
Registration: BB754
C/n / msn: 3424
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Kenley, Whyteleafe, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kenley, Whyteleafe, Surrey
Destination airport:RAF Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Narrative:
First registered (C of R 6273) on 11.9.35 as G-ASDH to the De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd., Hatfield, Hertfordshire (aircraft based at White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire). C of A 5069 issued September 1935. Operated by the De Havilland run 13 EFTS (13 Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS). Formed at White Waltham by The De Havilland School of Flying under contract with the Air Ministry in November 1935. Moved to Peterborough in January 1940

Civil registration G-ADSH cancelled 30.10.40 when impressed into military service as BB754. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 21.12.40 when stalled on takeoff and crashed at RAF Kenley, Surrey. Pilot of BB754 was LAC (Pilot under training) Edmund J. McGrath (Service Number 1256401) aged 29. The Graves Registration Report records him as being with 13 E.F.T.S., and the Andrews Newspaper Index records him as "killed in a flying accident" on this date.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft BA100-BZ999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain 986 p 18)
2. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2436478/mcgrath,-edmund-john/
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/4636: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16688734
4. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/78-register-gb-g-ad
5. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ADSH.pdf
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A7.html
7. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p034.html
8. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?2176-401221-Unaccounted-airmen-21-12-1940


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jan-2018 18:57 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Oct-2018 20:49 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
30-May-2019 00:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source]
30-May-2019 16:20 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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