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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205449
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Date:07-OCT-1940
Time:21: 20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:24 Squadron Royal Air Force (24 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K4284
C/n / msn: 3280
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Hendon, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hendon, Middlesex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
One of a batch of 50 DH.82 Tiger Moths (K4242-K4291, c/nos. 3238 to 3287) delivered between August 1934 and May 1935. Early RAF service April 1935 to December 1936 not known. First civil registered [C of R 7535] on 16.12.36 as G-AERM to The Air Council, Air Ministry, London WC.2. According to the aircraft's record card, G-AERM was assigned to the Air Attache, Berlin, Germany, and based at Templehof Airfield, Berlin.

Returned to the RAF 2.10.37, and reverted to former military serial K4284. Issued to 24 Squadron, RAF based at RAF Hendon, Middlesex.

Written off (destroyed) on the night of 7-8.10.40 when destroyed in an air raid at RAF Hendon, Middlesex, which began at 21:20 on the evening of 7.10.40. The same air raid destroyed the hangar in which "A" Flight 24 Squadron had parked their aircraft. Also destroyed were a further 13 aircraft within the hangar:

Blackburn Roc L3102
Blackburn Roc L3120
Curtiss SBC-4 Cleveland AS467
Hawker Hind K6814
Percival Vega Gull P1749
Percival Q.6 Petrel P5636 Petrel Q6
Miles Mentor I L4396
Miles Mentor I L4400
DH.82 Tiger Moth K4277
Airspeed Envoy X9370 (ex-G-AFWZ)
Miles Magister L8212
Miles Magister L8345
Percival Vega Gull G-AFIE (Note: Owned by Smiths Aircraft Instruments and stored in Hangar A)

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 32)
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/79-register-gb-g-ae
3. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AERM.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A9.html
5. http://www.24sqnassociation.royalairforce.net/AC%20Details.htm
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p032.html
7. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?4772-24-Sqn-Blackburn-Roc-L3102-and-L3120-Losses-7th-October-1940
8. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Oct40.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Jan-2018 18:41 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Oct-2018 06:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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