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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205250
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Date:14-DEC-1940
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.84 Dragon
Owner/operator:7 AACU Royal Air Force (7 AACU RAF)
Registration: AW173
C/n / msn: 6110
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pillerton Hersey, 5.5 miles N of Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Castle Bromwich, Warwickshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First registered [C of R 7250] on 14.8.36 as G-AEMI to De Havilland aircraft Co. Ltd., Hatfield, Hertfordshire. C of a 5624 issued August 1936. Sold on and re-registered [C of R 7315] 2.9.36 to Commercial Air Hire Ltd., Croydon (aircraft based at Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey).

Civil registration G-AEMI cancelled 7.7.40 when impressed into military service as AW173 with 7 AACU (Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation Unit). No.7 A.A.C.U. Formed on 26.3.40 at RAF Ringway within No.110 Wing; from 10.4.40 based at RAF Castle Bromwich with varying detachments including RAF Abingdon 6.40-6.42, RAF Church Fenton 11.40, RAF Linton-on-Ouse 9.40, RAF Odiham 8.40-14.6.42, RAF Shobdon 12.9.40-5.41 and RAF Staverton 7.40-9.40

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 14.12.40 when aircraft stalled in a forced landing at Pillerton Hersey, five and a half miles north of Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire. Pilot, Pilot Officer Tadeusz Walczak and Sgt Tomaz Tubis, both Polish, were both killed.

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/79-register-gb-g-ae
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AEMI.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A9.html
4. http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.uk/marg/crashes1940.htm
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p061.html
6. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?85902-Anti-Aircraft-co-operation-unit


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Jan-2018 20:52 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Oct-2018 20:49 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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