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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205208
Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Date:10-JUN-1941
Time:10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:15 EFTS RCAF
Registration: RCAF 4219
MSN: DHC.549
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RCAF Burdick, near Pasqua, 4 miles South of Moose Jaw, SK -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RCAF Burdick, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Destination airport:RCAF Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (YMJ/CYMJ)
Narrative:
Tiger Moth MSN DHC.549 (Gipsy Major #87039): Delivered 26.10.40 and taken on charge by the RCAF as 4219 26.10.40. To 15 EFTS Regina. To 32 EFTS Moose Jaw. Note that according to a contempprary newspaper report (see link #1) the pilot was stationed with 15 EFTS, Regina, SK, but crashed near Moose Jaw, SK, home of 32 EFTS.

Written off (destroyed) when crashed near Pasqua, 4 miles South of Moose Jaw, SK, 10.6.41; pilot killed. Struck off charge 7.8.41.

Crew of Tiger Moth RCAF 4219:
LAC (R/91533) Douglas Beatty LEACH (u/t pilot) RCAF : Killed in service 10.6.41. Buried at Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

During the Second World War the Royal Canadian Air Force used Moose Jaw Municipal Airport as the secondary relief landing field (R2) for No. 32 Service Flying Training School located at RCAF Station Moose Jaw. The facility was named "RCAF Aerodrome Burdick, Saskatchewan"

Sources:

1. The Leader-Post 11 June 1941, p14: https://www.veterans.gc.ca/cvwmuploads/published/2851338_4.png
2. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/pCan4.html
4. http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_4200_4249_detailed.html
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?24378-1941-Unaccounted-Airmen-Database-Reconciliation/page8&highlight=LEACH&p=142693#post142693
6. https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2851338
7. https://www.rcafassociation.ca/heritage/history/fallen-aviators/rcaf-casualties-second-world-war/labach-to-levitt/
8. https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2851338/DOUGLAS%20BEATTY%20LEACH/
9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moose_Jaw_Municipal_Airport#History
10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CFB_Moose_Jaw#RCAF_Station_Moose_Jaw

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Jan-2018 13:28 TB Added
29-Jul-2021 21:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
05-Aug-2021 09:36 Lech Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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