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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205232
Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Date:24-MAY-1941
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82C Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
Registration: 4104
MSN: DHC.434
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15 miles south west of Kenyon Field, Lethbridge, Alberta -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RCAF Kenyon Field, Lethbridge, Alberta (YQL/CYQL)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Tiger Moth MSN DHC.434 (Gipsy Major #86924). Delivered 3.8.40 and taken on charge by RCAF as 4104 16.8.40. To 5 EFTS, RCAF High River.

Written off (destroyed) when crashed 15 miles south west of Kenyon Field, Lethbridge, Alberta, 24.5.41; 2 crew killed. Struck off charge 4.8.41

Crew of Tiger Moth RCAF 4104:
Sergeant Bonn Cory SMITH, RCAF (Pilot, Service Number R/78207, aged 26): killed in service 24.5.41. Buried at Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery Ref: Block D. Row 3. Grave 28. (Family Plot).
Leading Aircraftman Roger Leslie WILLIAMSON, RCAF (Pupil pilot u/t Service Number R/86506, aged 21): killed in service 24.5.41. Buried at Edmonton Cemetery, Alberta

Sources:

1. Ottawa Citizen 24 May 1941, p25 (placed on 26 May 1941)
2. http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_4100_4149_detailed.html
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?24378-1941-Unaccounted-Airmen-Database-Reconciliation/page2&highlight=SMITH&p=141977#post141977
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2849824/BONN%20CORY%20SMITH/
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2850037/ROGER%20LESLIE%20WILLIAMSON/
6. https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2849824
7. https://www.rcafassociation.ca/heritage/history/fallen-aviators/rcaf-casualties-second-world-war/smith-to-stevenson/
8. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14180013/bonn-cory-smith
9. https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2850037
10. https://www.ancientfaces.com/person/roger-leslie-williamson-birth-1920-death-1941/165145782

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Jan-2018 17:45 TB Added
29-Jul-2021 20:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
29-Jul-2021 20:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn]

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