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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205593
Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Date:21-MAY-1941
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:3 PRU Royal Air Force (3 PRU RAF)
Registration: AX786
MSN: 3584
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile SW of Girton College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Farnborough, Hampshire (EGLF)
Destination airport:RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Narrative:
First registered [C of R 7821] on 29.4.37 as G-AEXG to Merseyside Aero & Sports Co Ltd., Speke, Liverpool.[Aircraft based at Speke] C of A 5887 issued 5.5.37.

Registration cancelled 22.7.40 as sold ("change of ownership of aircraft"). Impressed into military service as AX786, 28.7.40. Taken on charge at 15 MU RAF Wroughton, Wiltshire 3.8.40. To 3 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire 8.5.41.

Written off (damaged beyond repair): Spun in from low altitude and crashed 1 mile South West of Girton College, Cambridge 21.5.41. Of the crew of two, one was killed, and one was seriously injured

Crew of Tiger Moth AX786:
P/O (44194) Eric JACKSON (Pilot) RAF- killed
F/O (42804) Michael Andean COOTE (pass.) RAF- survived but seriously injured.

Both crew were reportedly on the strength of 7 Squadron, RAF Oakington, and "on loan" to 3 PRU. Tiger Moth AX786 was Struck off charge as Cat.E(FA) 31.5.41.

Sources:

1. https://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/79-register-gb-g-ae
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AEXG.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A10.html
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p035.html
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2701127/ERIC%20JACKSON/
6. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/6566: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16755863
7. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?2901-410521-Unaccounted-airmen-21-5-1941/page2&highlight=JACKSON&p=78731#post78731
8. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?2901-410521-Unaccounted-airmen-21-5-1941&highlight=JACKSON&p=15523#post15523
9. https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/214322/
10. http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/help-with-raf-casualtys-raf-service-numbers.17206/#post-221752
11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girton_College,_Cambridge

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Feb-2018 00:14 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Oct-2018 20:52 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
07-Aug-2021 19:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
07-Aug-2021 19:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
07-Aug-2021 19:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
07-Aug-2021 19:47 SD Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative, Operator]

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