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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204914
Last updated: 10 September 2021
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Date:25-OCT-1941
Time:11:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth I
Owner/operator:14 EFTS RCAF
Registration: 4124
MSN: DHC.454
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile east of Newton, Manitoba. -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RCAF Portage la Prairie, MB
Destination airport:
Narrative:
de Havilland Tiger Moth I (DH.82) MSN DHC.454 (Gipsy Major #86944) Deld 16.8.40 & toc by RCAF as 4124 31.7.40. To 14 EFTS Portage La Prairie.

Written off (destroyed) when crashed after mid-air collision with Tiger Moth 4173, 9 miles East of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba 25.10.41; Tiger Moth aircraft #4124, piloted by LAC J.R. Blackwood, and Tiger Moth #4173, piloted by LAC Kane were in a mid-air collision before they crashed one mile east of Newton, Manitoba, both pilots were killed.

Crew of Tiger Moth 4124:
Leading Aircraftman Leslie James KANE (Service Number R/110143)(US Citizen, aged 30) - killed service 25.10.41.

Struck off charge 6.12.41. Leading Aircraftman (Pupil Pilot u/t) Leslie James Kane is buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery at Oakland, California, U.S.A.

Sources:

1. The Leader-Post 27 October 1941, p4
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/pCan4.html
3. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
4. http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_4150_4199_detailed.html
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2719635/LESLIE%20JAMES%20KANE/
6. https://www.rcafassociation.ca/heritage/history/fallen-aviators/rcaf-casualties-second-world-war/kaechele-to-korbyl/
7. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?24378-1941-Unaccounted-Airmen-Database-Reconciliation/page12&p=142837#post142837
8. https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2719635

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jan-2018 09:49 TB Added
28-Jan-2018 20:30 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
10-Aug-2021 19:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
10-Aug-2021 21:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn]
10-Aug-2021 21:55 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Operator]

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